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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: For Wikipedia's guidelines on offensive content, see Wikipedia:Offensive material. Offensive may refer to: Offensive, the former name of the Dutch political
  • 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
  • 2014 Northern Iraq offensive: 2014 Northern Iraq offensive may refer to: Northern Iraq offensive (June 2014) Northern Iraq offensive (August 2014)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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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Offensive Sample Sentences in News


  • Philippine troops end offensive they say killed 139 rebels
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A monthlong Philippine offensive against hard-line Muslim rebels ended Monday after 139 insurgents were killed, 12 others were captured and bomb-making strongholds were seized by troops, the military chief said. Read more on this news related to 'Offensive'
  • Arab leaders meet amid Saudi-led Yemen offensive
    Arab leaders met in Egypt Saturday for a summit overshadowed by the Saudi-led offensive against Yemeni rebels to discuss a joint-Arab military force to confront "terrorist groups". Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi hailed the intervention aimed at bringing him back to power, calling it a "practical application" of the kind of joint milita Read more on this news related to 'Offensive'
  • AFP ends offensive vs BIFF
    MANILA, Philippines -- The military is set to end its all-out offensive against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), Armed Forces chief of staff General Gregorio Catapang announced on Monday. "Effective today, March 30, the all-out offensive against the BIFF will be ended," Catapang told media, referring to the month-long military drive to ous Read more on this news related to 'Offensive'

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