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 Dictionary entry overview: What does off-putting mean? 

OFF-PUTTING (adjective)
  The adjective OFF-PUTTING has 2 senses:

1. causing annoyance or repugnance
2. tending to repel

  Familiarity information: OFF-PUTTING used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

OFF-PUTTING (adjective)

Sense 1off-putting [BACK TO TOP]


Causing annoyance or repugnance

Context example:

an off-putting remark


displeasing (causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities)

Sense 2off-putting [BACK TO TOP]


Tending to repel

Context example:

The trappings of upper-class life are off-putting and sterile


unappealing (not able to attract favorable attention)

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