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Offensive Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the action of attacking an enemy
  • of an offensive substitute for inoffensive terminology; "`nigger'' is a dysphemistic term for `African-American''"
  • unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"
  • morally offensive; "an unsavory reputation"; "an unsavory scandal"
  • causing anger or annoyance; "offensive remarks"
  • for the purpose of attack rather than defense; "offensive weapons"
  • violating or tending to violate or offend against; "violative of the principles of liberty"; "considered such depravity offensive against all laws of humanity"
  • causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the action of attacking an enemy

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Offensive'


  • Offensive: Wikipedia's guidelines on offensive content, see Wikipedia:Offensive material. Offensive may refer to: xSmith, of Section13 Offensive, the former name of the
  • Offensive coordinator: coach. The offensive coordinator is in charge of the team's offensive game plan, and typically calls plays during the game (though some offensive-minded head
  • Oddusuddan offensive (1999): The Oddusuddan offensive was a military operation in which the Tamil Tigers captured Oddusuddan from the Sri Lankan Army. The Tamil Tigers are believed
  • Jassy–Kishinev Offensive: This article is about the August 1944 offensive. For the earlier operation, see First Jassy–Kishinev Offensive. The Jassy–Kishinev Operation, named after
  • AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award: The AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award is given annually by the Associated Press to the offensive player of the National Football League believed
  • 2014 Northern Iraq offensive: 2014 Northern Iraq offensive may refer to: Northern Iraq offensive (June 2014) Northern Iraq offensive (August 2014)
  • Offensive (military): An offensive is a military operation that seeks through aggressive projection of armed force to occupy territory, gain an objective or achieve some larger
  • 1997 Vavunathivu Offensive: The 1997 Vavunathivu Offensive was a military operation in which the Tamil Tigers captured Vavunathivu Army camp from the Sri Lankan Army. The Tamil Tigers

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'Offensive' example sentence in quotations


* It is equally offensive to speed a guest who would like to stay and to detain one who is anxious to leave. - Homer

* A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation. - Bertrand Russell

* It is one thing to decry the rat race...that is the good and honorable work of moralists. It is quite another thing to quit the rat race, to drop out, to refuse to run any further--that is the work of the individualist. It is offensive because it is impolite it makes the rebuke personal the individualist calls not his or her behavior into question, but mine. - Paul Gruchow


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