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Princeton's WordNet

  1. offendingadjective

    offending against or breaking a law or rule

    "contracts offending against the statute were canceled"


  1. offending

    Offending typically refers to the action of causing displeasure, anger, resentment, or hurt feelings through one's actions, words, behavior, or conduct. It may also refer to committing a crime or violating a law or rule.

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  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

Examples of offending in a Sentence

  1. Nitsana Darshan-Leitner:

    In the The United Nations Security Council, Russia and China almost always oppose the U.S. on every significant issue and will utilize their vetos to thwart any American-led resolutions or sanctions regardless of how outrageous or disastrous the offending country has acted.

  2. Pope Francis:

    I think both freedom of religion and freedom of expression are both fundamental human rights, everyone has not only the freedom and the right but the obligation to say what Pope Francis thinks for the common good... we have the right to have this freedom openly without offending.

  3. Daryl Morey:

    I was merely voicing one thought, based on one interpretation on a complicated event. I have had a lot of opportunity since that tweet to hear and consider other perspectives, i have always appreciated the significant support our Chinese fans and sponsors have provided and I would hope that those who are upset will know that offending or misunderstanding them was not my intention.

  4. Bradley Komar:

    There is a real Republican base in Virginia, and Glenn Youngkin needs to turn the Donald Trump voters out -- but without offending the suburbs, he's in a much tougher spot than Terry McAuliffe when it comes to picking the right issue.

  5. Mark Zuckerberg:

    One critique of our approach for much of the last decade was that because we wanted to be liked, we didn't always communicate our views as clearly because we were worried about offending people.

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