Obnoxious vs Jackassery - What's the difference?

obnoxious | jackassery |


As an adjective obnoxious

is extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible.

As a noun jackassery is

the foolish or obnoxious behaviour of a jackass.

obnoxious

English

Alternative forms

* obnoctious (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible.
  • He was an especially obnoxious and detestable specimen of a man.
    Throwing stones at the bus is another example of your obnoxious behaviour.
  • (archaic) exposed to harm or injury.
  • * 1661 , , page 26,
  • To begin then with his Experiment of the burning Wood, it seems to me to be obnoxious to not a few considerable Exceptions.

    jackassery

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • The foolish or obnoxious behaviour of a jackass.
  • *1955 , edition, ISBN 0553249592, page 134:
  • *:the hypothesis that Karnow had made a new will deserved a little exploration. To ask any of you about it would of course have been jackassery .