OBNOX'IOUS, a. [L. obnoxius; ob and noxius, hurtful, from noceo.]1. Subject; answerable.The writings of lawyers, which are tied and obnoxious to their particular laws.2. Liable; subject to cognizance or punishment.We know ourselves obnoxious to God's severe justice.3. Liable; exposed; as friendship obnoxious to jealousies.4. Reprehensible; censurable; not approved; as obnoxious authors.5. Odious; hateful; offensive; with to; as, the minister was obnoxious to the whigs.6. Hurtful; noxious.