(b*nk"shs), a. [L. obnoxius; ob (see Ob-) + noxius hurtful. See Noxious.] 1. Subject; liable; exposed; answerable; amenable; -- with to.
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The writings of lawyers, which are tied obnoxious to their particular laws.
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Esteeming it more honorable to live on the public than to be obnoxious to any private purse.
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Obnoxious, first or last,
To basest things
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2. Liable to censure; exposed to punishment; reprehensible; blameworthy. "The contrived and interested schemes of . . . obnoxious authors." Bp. Fell.
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All are obnoxious, and this faulty land,
Like fainting Hester, does before you stand
Watching your scepter.
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3. Very offensive; odious; hateful; as, an obnoxious statesman; a minister obnoxious to the Whigs. Burke.
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-- Ob*nox"ious*ly, adv. -- Ob*nox"ious*ness, n. South.
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