Definition of off-putting in English:

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Unpleasant, disconcerting, or repellent: his scar is somewhat off-putting
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  • At first sight, the law may seem obscure, complex and horribly off-putting for the ordinary man or woman.
  • Given how the brain perceives motion, randomly moving balloons aren't very off-putting.
  • If parking is too short-term or too expensive people won't have sufficient time to shop or will find the additional cost off-putting.



Example sentences
  • While no one disputes his ability to lift 900 pounds, some have found his performance refreshingly unpracticed, others off-puttingly amateurish.
  • The dressing on the Caesar salad was off-puttingly sweet.
  • I just did a reading for about 650 people, half of whom were, rather off-puttingly, in another room watching me on a big screen.

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Syllabification: off-put·ting

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