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English definition of “off-putting”

off-putting

adjective [after verb]     /ˌɒfˈpʊt.ɪŋ/ US  /ˈɑːfˌpʊt̬-/
C2 slightly unpleasant or worrying so that you do not want to get involved in any way: He's slightly aggressive , which a lot of people find off-putting when they first meet him. What I found off-putting was the amount of work that you were expected to do.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
(Definition of off-putting adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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