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adjective off-putting pronunciation in British English /ˌɒf ˈpʊtɪŋ/

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  1. 1
    used for describing something that you want to avoid because it is unpleasant and not attractive
    It tasted OK but the smell was a bit off-putting.
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  2. 2
    used for describing something that stops you concentrating on what you are doing
    I prefer films that have been dubbed into English. Subtitles are so off-putting.

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