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off-putting

Pronunciation: /ˈɔːfˌpʊtɪŋ; ˈɒfˌpʊtɪŋ/

Translation of off-putting in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

(British English/inglés británico)
  • 1.1 (disagreeable) [sight/smell/manner] desagradable I found the thought of it rather off-putting solo de pensar en ello se me quitaban las ganas
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (discouraging) desmoralizador, desalentador 1.3 (distracting) molesto

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