What does offend mean?

Definitions for offendəˈfɛnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pique, offend(verb)

    cause to feel resentment or indignation

    "Her tactless remark offended me"

  2. transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break(verb)

    act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

    "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"

  3. shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage(verb)

    strike with disgust or revulsion

    "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"

  4. hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite(verb)

    hurt the feelings of

    "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"

Wiktionary

  1. offend(Verb)

    To hurt the feelings of; to displease; to make angry; to insult.

    Your accusations offend me deeply.

  2. offend(Verb)

    To feel or become offended, take insult.

    Don't worry. I don't offend easily.

  3. offend(Verb)

    To physically harm, pain

    Strong light offends the eye.

  4. offend(Verb)

    To annoy, cause discomfort or resent.

    Physically enjoyable frivolity can still offend the conscience

  5. offend(Verb)

    To sin, transgress divine law or moral rules

  6. offend(Verb)

    To transgress or violate a law or moral requirement.

  7. offend(Verb)

    To cause to stumble; to cause to sin or to fall.

  8. Origin: From offendo, from ob + *.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Offend

    of-fend′, v.t. to displease or make angry: to do harm to: to affront: (B.) to cause to sin.—v.i. to sin: to cause anger: (B.) to be made to sin.—n. Offence′, any cause of anger or displeasure: an injury: a crime: a sin: affront: assault.—adjs. Offence′ful (Shak.) giving offence or displeasure: injurious; Offence′less (Milt.), unoffending: innocent.—ns. Offend′er, one who offends or injures: a trespasser: a criminal:—fem. Offend′ress; Offense′, &c., same as Offence, &c.—adj. Offens′ive, causing offence, displeasure, or injury: used in attack: making the first attack.—n. the act of the attacking party: the posture of one who attacks.—adv. Offens′ively.—n. Offens′iveness.—Offensive and defensive, requiring all parties to make war together, or to defend each other if attacked.—Give offence, to cause displeasure; Take offence, to feel displeasure, be offended. [Fr.,—L. ob, against, fendĕre, to strike.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of offend in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of offend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gina Warkentin:

    My intention is to educate people, not to offend anyone.

  2. Jules Renard:

    Be modest It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.

  3. Sam Brown:

    Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.

  4. William Congreve:

    Men are apt to offend ('tis true) where they find most goodness to forgive.

  5. New Zealander Phil Blackwood:

    I believe the law says the act must be deliberate, require malice with intent to offend, i have said a number of times, there was no intent.

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