Definition of put-off in English:


Syllabification: put-off


  • 1An evasive reply.
  • 2An unpleasant or deterrent quality or feature.
    More example sentences
    • Though the storyline was good (a spoof of ‘The Parent Trap’) the script and treatment are a huge put-off.
    • Lack of a government-run surefire CET system is a major put-off, say officials.
    • Lacey looked put-off by the sudden subject change, but she replied nonetheless.

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