cause to feel resentment or indignation
"Her tactless remark offended me"
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"
shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage(verb)
strike with disgust or revulsion
"The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
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"
To hurt the feelings of; to displease; to make angry; to insult.
Your accusations offend me deeply.
To feel or become offended, take insult.
Don't worry. I don't offend easily.
To physically harm, pain
Strong light offends the eye.
To annoy, cause discomfort or resent.
Physically enjoyable frivolity can still offend the conscience
To sin, transgress divine law or moral rules
To transgress or violate a law or moral requirement.
To cause to stumble; to cause to sin or to fall.
Origin: From offendo, from ob + *.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of offend in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of offend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
My intention is to educate people, not to offend anyone.
Be modest It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.
Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.
Men are apt to offend ('tis true) where they find most goodness to forgive.
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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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- loukata, erehdyttää, ärsyttää, loukkaantua, vietellä, rikkoaFinnish
- offenser, blesserFrench
- megbánt, bánt, sért, vétkezik, megütköztet, megbántódikHungarian
- beleidegenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- whakaparanga, whakapenopenoMāori
- irriteren, misdoen, kwetsen, kwellen, zich ergeren, aanstoot nemen, pijnigen, ergerenDutch
- obrazić, obrazić sięPolish
- обижать, нарушать, обидеть, нарушить, раздражать, оскорблять, оскорбитьRussian
- phạm tộiVietnamese
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