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    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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