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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 950 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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OBNOXIOUS (Lat. obnoxiosus, from ob, over, against, and noxa, harm), a word originally meaning " exposed to harm or injury," but now " exciting aversioh or dislike." The current use dates from the later 17th century.
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