Contaminated vs Obnoxious - What's the difference?

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Contaminated is a related term of obnoxious.

As adjectives the difference between contaminated and obnoxious

is that contaminated is adulterated; impure while obnoxious is extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible.

As a verb contaminated

is (contaminate).




  • (contaminate)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • adulterated; impure
  • Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "contaminated" is often applied: food, meat, fish, milk, water, groundwater, land, soil, sediment, site, property, air, product, material.



    Alternative forms

    * obnoctious (obsolete)


    (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.