Tainted vs Obnoxious - What's the difference?

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Tainted is a related term of obnoxious.

As adjectives the difference between tainted and obnoxious

is that tainted is corrupted or filled with imperfections while obnoxious is extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible.

As a verb tainted

is (taint).




(en adjective)
  • corrupted or filled with imperfections.
  • Hey, get that away from me! It was bought with tainted money.

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "tainted" is often applied: food, meat, beef, pork, milk, water, fish, toys, love, evidence, money, reputation.


    * corrupt * impure * imperfect


  • (taint)
  • obnoxious


    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.