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off-putting

adjective [after verb] uk   /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.
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