What does offending mean?

Definitions for offending

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. offending(adj)

    offending against or breaking a law or rule

    "contracts offending against the statute were canceled"


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of offending in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of offending in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Niccolò Machiavelli:

    Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.

  2. Daniel Defoe:

    Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.

  3. Tom Slater:

    Things have gotten so bad and everyone has gotten caught up in this, but I don’t see anything liberal—or progressive—in offending free speech.

  4. Maria Cardona:

    [ Donald Trump wealth ] is part of what gives Donald Trump the ability to not [ care ] about political correctness or about offending constituencies.

  5. Mikel Petro:

    — but McDonald’s soon learned of the incident and terminated the offending employee. We were appalled. And we wanted to take swift and immediate action, and we did.

Images & Illustrations of offending

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