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offensive

offensive - Dictionary definition and meaning for word offensive

Definition
(noun) the action of attacking an enemy
Synonyms : offence , offense

Definition
(adj) violating or tending to violate or offend against
Synonyms : violative
Example Sentence
  • violative of the principles of liberty
  • considered such depravity offensive against all laws of humanity

Definition
(adj) for the purpose of attack rather than defense
Example Sentence
  • offensive weapons

Definition
(adj) causing anger or annoyance
Example Sentence
  • offensive remarks

Definition
(adj) morally offensive
Synonyms : unsavory , unsavoury
Example Sentence
  • an unsavory reputation
  • an unsavory scandal

Definition
(adj) unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
Example Sentence
  • offensive odors

Definition
(adj) substitute a harsher or distasteful term for a mild one
Synonyms : dysphemistic
Example Sentence
  • `nigger' is a dysphemistic term for `African-American'

Definition
(adj) causing or able to cause nausea
Example Sentence
  • a nauseating smell
  • nauseous offal
  • a sickening stench

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