Definition of put-off in English:

put-off

Syllabification: put-off
Pronunciation: /ˈpo͝odˌôf/

noun

informal
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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