What does on the offensive mean?

Definitions for on the offensive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. on the offensive(p)(adj)

    actively attacking


  1. On the Offensive

    On the Offensive is an EP released by Poster Children in 2004. It is composed of politically themed cover songs. Original artists for these songs: ⁕"Clampdown" originally by the Clash ⁕"We Don't Need This Fascist Groove Thang" originally by Heaven 17 ⁕"The New World" originally by X ⁕"Let's Have a War" originally by Fear ⁕"Divide and Conquer" originally by Hüsker Dü ⁕"Complicated Game" originally by XTC


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of on the offensive in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of on the offensive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Josephine Tey:

    Lack of education is an extraordinary handicap when one is being offensive.

  2. Homer:

    It is equally offensive to speed a guest who would like to stay and to detain one who is anxious to leave.

  3. Bertrand Russell:

    A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation.

  4. Lois McGinnis:

    She said our ad did not run because it contained an offensive word, i asked what that offensive word was and she said the offensive word was ‘Christian.’.

  5. Hulk Hogan:

    Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation, it was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language ; there is no excuse for it ; and I apologize for having done it.

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