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offensive

[uh-fen-siv or for 4, 5, aw-fen-, of-en-]
adjective
1.
causing resentful displeasure; highly irritating, angering, or annoying: offensive television commercials.
2.
unpleasant or disagreeable to the sense: an offensive odor.
3.
repugnant to the moral sense, good taste, or the like; insulting: an offensive remark; an offensive joke.
4.
pertaining to offense or attack: the offensive movements of their troops.
5.
characterized by attack; aggressive: offensive warfare.
noun
6.
the position or attitude of aggression or attack: to take the offensive.
7.
an aggressive movement or attack: a carefully planned naval offensive.

Origin:
1540–50; < Medieval Latin offēnsīvus, equivalent to Latin offēns(us) past participle of offendere (see offend) + -īvus -ive

offensively, adverb
offensiveness, noun
nonoffensive, adjective
nonoffensively, adverb
nonoffensiveness, noun
overoffensive, adjective
overoffensively, adverb
overoffensiveness, noun
preoffensive, adjective
preoffensively, adverb
preoffensiveness, noun
quasi-offensive, adjective
quasi-offensively, adverb
superoffensive, adjective, noun
superoffensively, adverb
superoffensiveness, noun
unoffensive, adjective
unoffensively, adverb
unoffensiveness, noun


1. displeasing, vexatious, vexing, unpleasant. See hateful. 2, 3. distasteful, disgusting, revolting, repellent. 3. repulsive, shocking. 4. invading, attacking.


1, 2. pleasing. 4. defensive.


The label Offensive is used in this dictionary to indicate that a particular term or definition is likely to be perceived as insulting by a listener or reader—an affront to that particular individual or to an entire group of like individuals—whether or not an offense was intended. Offensive is often paired with the label Disparaging used to indicate that those people who use the offensive term do so to offend intentionally.
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offensive (əˈfɛnsɪv)
 
adj
1.  unpleasant or disgusting, as to the senses
2.  causing anger or annoyance; insulting
3.  for the purpose of attack rather than defence
 
n
4.  the offensive an attitude or position of aggression
5.  an assault, attack, or military initiative, esp a strategic one
 
of'fensively
 
adv
 
of'fensiveness
 
n

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offensive
"attacking" (1547), "insulting" (1576), both from M.Fr. offensif (fem. offensive), from M.L. offensivus, from L. offensus, pp. of offendere "offend" (see offend). The noun is 1720 from the adj.
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