off-putting - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/ˌɒf ˈpʊtɪŋ/
  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.

  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.