off-putting off-putting

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) causing annoyance or repugnance
  2. (adj) tending to repel

Usage(s):

  1. The very title Synecdoche, New York is off-putting.
  2. You single out the secretive guy at the end of the block with the off-putting tics, who perhaps has a couple of incidents in his past that will hinder an effective defense.
  3. Now, the genius thing can be off-putting because.

News

  1. Surprisingly Versatile: Ostwald Helgason’s Jacquard Ruffle Dress

    Ostwald Helgason's multipurpose nude silk dress is sexy without being off-putting. It also feels sporty, featuring that fun sorbet stripe racing diagonally down to the under-pleated ruffle. Wear it with a sandal for an easy day look, or compliment the coral with a bold red suede heel for a look ... More »
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  2. 10 Tips for Company Color Schemes

    A startup could offer the most innovative software, the most disruptive service, the greatest thing ever available for purchase in the history of commerce — but if the company color scheme is off-putting, its customers might decide to shop elsewhere SEE ALSO: 10 Tools for Creating Brilliant Color Schemes What color conveys about a brand is more complex than you think. To find out more, we asked ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Mashable

  3. Movie review: Dark comedy ‘Sightseers’ more off-putting than funny

    Movie review: Dark comedy ‘Sightseers’ more off-putting than funny by Sean P. Means The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 6, 2013 03:51PM MDT “Sightseers” is a dark comedy from Britain that’s so intent on being dark that it sometimes neglects to be a comedy. Alice Lowe and Steve Oram (who co-wrote the film) star as Tina and Chris, who have been dating a short while and are taking their first ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Quotes

  1. "You walk into this single-car garage and there's this beautiful set .......... and it's so ridiculous and off-putting you just sort of wind up saying things you wouldn't normally say on a regular talk show," Applegate said by e-mail.
    on Jan 29, 2009 By: Christina Applegate Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Millwall manager Kenny Jackett said: "There were one or two rushes and then towards the end of the game you see the police horses come out. I don't think it was off-putting for us."
    on Jan 24, 2009 By: Kenny Jackett Source: BBC News

  3. "Yeah, for sure [it was off-putting]," Fuentes said. "You always want to come in and have a clean inning. Not that you won't give up a leadoff hit or walk of your own."
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Brian Fuentes Source: MLB.com

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