off-putting

Meaning(s)

1. sth which changes your mind about sth, sth which is discouraging/repellent

Popularity

Medium

Professional

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Social

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sb or sth has a very off-putting smell/attitude/taste

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

Check Icon 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.

Check Icon 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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