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deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect affront , insult
defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc. alibi , exculpation , excuse , self-justification
hint, veiled and possibly offensive aspersion , imputation , innuendo , insinuation
offensive move in a sport or game attack
(military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons) attack , onrush , onset , onslaught
offensive football players who line up behind the linemen backfield
(football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play ball carrier
battle in the Meuse-Argonne operation in World War I (1918); the battle in which American troops launched their first offensive in France battle of St Mihiel , Saint-Mihiel , St Mihiel
battle in World War I (1916); in some of the bloodiest fighting in World War I the German offensive was stopped battle of Verdun , Verdun
battle in World War I (1917); an Allied offensive which eventually failed because tanks bogged down in the waterlogged soil of Flanders; Germans introduced mustard gas which interfered with the Allied artillery battle of Ypres , third battle of Ypres , Ypres
digitate-leaved hellebore with an offensive odor and irritant qualities when taken internally bear's foot , Helleborus foetidus , setterwort , stinking hellebore
property of being both obvious and offensive blatancy
swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment blitz , blitzkrieg
(American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line blitz , linebacker blitzing , safety blitz
football player whose responsibility is to block players attempting to stop an offensive play blocker
offensive terms for a person of German descent Boche , Hun , Jerry , Kraut , Krauthead
(sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive bout , round , turn
person who edits a text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages bowdleriser , bowdlerizer , expurgator
(ethnic slur) offensive and disparaging term for Black man boy
offensive boldness and assertiveness bumptiousness , cockiness , forwardness , pushiness
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