What does offend mean?

Definitions for offend
əˈfɛndof·fend

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word offend.

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.

    Etymology: From offendo, from ob + *.

  2. offend(Verb)

    To feel or become offended, take insult.

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

    Etymology: From offendo, from ob + *.

  3. offend(Verb)

    To physically harm, pain

    Strong light offends the eye.

    Etymology: From offendo, from ob + *.

  4. offend(Verb)

    To annoy, cause discomfort or resent.

    Physically enjoyable frivolity can still offend the conscience

    Etymology: From offendo, from ob + *.

  5. offend(Verb)

    To sin, transgress divine law or moral rules

    Etymology: From offendo, from ob + *.

  6. offend(Verb)

    To transgress or violate a law or moral requirement.

    Etymology: From offendo, from ob + *.

  7. offend(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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.]

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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

Examples of offend in a Sentence

  1. Lillo Brancato:

    The last thing I wanted to do was offend anyone, because I realize how many people are still grieving. Someone did lose their life. So I was really cautious. But after reading the script, I thought it was very tasteful. And the character himself is on the road to redemption. There are similar parallels to my own life.

  2. Rick Tyler:

    She does not want to offend his support, she wants to gain his support.

  3. Matthew Prince:

    Davos is very structured. It's rigid in its form and designed not to embarrass or offend anyone, ever, there's almost nothing more embarrassing than standing up with a microphone, trying to sing. And it turns out the skill to be the CEO or crown prince doesn't translate so well to lounge singer.

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    It is always improper to intentionally offend anyone; and if someone is offended by your actions or words, they are not necessarily right.

  5. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    The attitudes of those who exploit 'podium immunity' and offend the shared conscience cannot be assessed within (the framework of) immunity.

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