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noun as in disagreeable person or situation

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Even as we approached the turnoff to Highway 14 that would take us past my hometown, I began to waffle.

From Vox

Aparicio thought about buying a Peloton during the pandemic, but the price of the equipment—anywhere between $1,500 and $2,500—was a turnoff.

From Time

Kendall is absolutely right that his dad is a terrible person, but the ways in which he’s expressing that idea are an active turnoff to his siblings, who are still deeply ensnared in their father’s web.

From Vox

Around a final bend, I eased off the gas, coasting down the slope, scanning the left side of the road for the turnoff.

Rest easy with the auto turnoff feature, which shuts off the device when it’s getting overheated.

But one incident was such a turnoff for him that it nearly got him off booze himself.

Another big turnoff is its inability to play Flash video, resulting in thousands of Web sites showing up with empty white squares.

Former contributors to the site attest that the ruling "in-crowd" is a turnoff for new users.

A few miles before the town of Lathrop Wells, Scotty spotted their turnoff.

He told the boys how he planted himself at the Pahrump Valley turnoff because the sedan would have to turn on lights there.

A turnoff to darkness has been deliberately taken, superstition has been embraced while knowledge has been destroyed.

Rick braked to a stop as the highway met the turnoff to Easton.

They reached the pumice works without seeing the geologist's lights again, and Rick stopped at the turnoff.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to turnoff, such as: bore, deterrent, drag, nuisance, pain, and aggravation.

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