put off by

put off by someone or something

distressed or repelled by someone or something. I was really put off by your behavior. We were all put off by the unfairness of the rules.
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Now Giafar had something of importance to say to the Caliph, and had no intention of being put off by mere silence, so with another low bow in front of the throne, he began to speak.
Almost a quarter (23%) are put off by muddy conditions, and one in 20 are worried they do not have the right outdoor clothing or footwear, the poll for Linking Environment and Farming (Leaf).
When taking the whole property into consideration, renters said they would be put off by a dirty house the most, with bad smells and evidence of damp coming in second and third.
Three people nearly getting off from the vehicle at the eleventh hour while the car put off by fire brigade units.
However, this might be a sensible thing to be put off by, as a high number of reported crimes in an area could push up the buyer's insurance premiums should they move there.
ALMOST half of those glossy new cookbooks bought as Christmas presents will go unread, according to a survey that shows home cooks are being put off by expensive ingredients and complicated recipes.
Many shoppers say they are put off by parking charges and prefer to shop online or on out-of-town retail centres with free parking.
18, 2010, SPA -- A small and limited electric contact took place at a train station in Al-Mashaer sacred places today where more than two millions perform their Hajj rituals, but immediately put off by a civil defense contingent at the scene, Civil...
Surely we can't really be put off by something so minor.
Portsmouth have been trailing the Argentina midfielder for months, but have been put off by Mallorca's pounds 7million demand.
Age Concern said 58 per cent of elderly people on lower incomes did not claim benefits because of the complexity of the system, with nearly half saying they found meanstesting intrusive, while 48 per cent were put off by complicated forms.
Gary Lumby, Yorkshire Bank's head of retail, said: "Our research shows people are not being put off by the high price of an extra bedroom, but we are seeing homebuyers become more prudent in their purchases to ensure they can afford their increased repayments.
People living in the South West were most likely to be put off by the state of a neighbour's home, with 47 per cent saying an untidy house next door would put them off buying a property, while 30 per cent also said they would not buy a house that had a strange smell.
West Brom have already asked about Averladze but were put off by the pounds 1m-a-year salary he'd want to maintain if he switched to the Premiership.
The canine version of Comfort Zone mimics the pheromone put off by nursing mother dogs to comfort puppies; the feline version mimics the pheromone put off by cats when they rub their cheeks against people and objects.