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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

of•fen•sive*əˈfɛn sɪv or, for 4,5 , ˈɔ fɛn-, ˈɒf ɛn-(adj.)

  1. causing resentful displeasure; highly irritating or annoying.

  2. unpleasant or disagreeable to the sense; disgusting.

  3. repugnant to the moral sense, good taste, or the like; repulsive.

  4. pertaining to offense or attack.

  5. characterized by attack; aggressive:

    offensive warfare.

  6. (n.)the position or attitude of aggression or attack:

    to take the offensive.

  7. an aggressive movement or attack.

* Syn: See hateful.

Origin of offensive:

1540–50; < ML offēnsīvus


Princeton's WordNet

  1. offensiveness, odiousness, distastefulness(noun)

    the quality of being offensive


  1. offensiveness(Noun)

    The quality of being offensive

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