Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

off-putting

off-putting
Meaning(s)
1) sth which changes your mind about sth, sth which is discouraging/repellent
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • sb or sth has a very off-putting smell/attitude/taste
  • Analysis

    'Off-putting' is an adjective used to describe something repellant or disgusting or something which is discouraging or distracting.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The restaurant came very highly recommended, but the waitress was very rude, which we found really off-putting. We won't be going there again!
    2. She is a really beautiful woman but her bad teeth are off-putting.
    3. The strong smell of the cheese was off-putting. I didn't want to taste it.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Beside the proposed site for the hotel is a Waste Management center, which is very off-putting for potential customers. I recommend we look for a different site nearby.
    2. The Sales Representative from that company was very aggressive, and it was very off-putting. I don't think I would buy anything from him.
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