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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. offencenoun

    Antonyms:
    defence

  2. offencenoun

    Antonyms:
    defence

  3. offencenoun

    Antonyms:
    defence

  4. offencenoun

    Antonyms:
    defence

  5. offencenoun

    Antonyms:
    defence

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. offence

    Synonyms:
    attack, sin, crime, umbrage, transgression, crime, misdeed, injury, wrong, affront, outrage, insult, trespass, indignity, misdemeanor

    Antonyms:
    defence, innocence, guiltlessness

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. offense, offence, offensivenoun

    the action of attacking an enemy

    Synonyms:
    offense, criminal offence, criminal offense, umbrage, discourtesy, offensive, offensive activity, crime, law-breaking

    Antonyms:
    defence, defending team, defense

  2. offense, offencenoun

    the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score

    Synonyms:
    offense, criminal offence, criminal offense, umbrage, discourtesy, offensive, offensive activity, crime, law-breaking

    Antonyms:
    defense, defence, defending team

  3. umbrage, offense, offencenoun

    a feeling of anger caused by being offended

    "he took offence at my question"

    Synonyms:
    offense, law-breaking, criminal offense, discourtesy, offensive, umbrage, offensive activity, crime, criminal offence

    Antonyms:
    defense, defending team, defence

  4. discourtesy, offense, offence, offensive activitynoun

    a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others

    Synonyms:
    offense, criminal offense, umbrage, rudeness, discourtesy, offensive, disrespect, criminal offence, offensive activity, crime, law-breaking

    Antonyms:
    defense, defence, defending team

  5. crime, offense, criminal offense, criminal offence, offence, law-breakingnoun

    (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

    "a long record of crimes"

    Synonyms:
    offense, criminal offence, criminal offense, discourtesy, offensive, umbrage, offensive activity, crime, law-breaking

    Antonyms:
    defense, defence, defending team

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. offencenoun

    Synonyms:
    [Written also Offense.] attack, assault, aggression, onset (as in the expression weapons of offence)

  2. offencenoun

    Synonyms:
    displeasure, anger, indignation, wrath

  3. offencenoun

    Synonyms:
    injury, injustice, affront, wrong, insult, indignity, outrage

  4. offencenoun

    Synonyms:
    trespass, transgression, misdeed, delinquency, misdemeanor, crime, sin

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How to use offence in a sentence?

  1. Jessie Majome:

    (Marrying a child) is a very serious criminal offence but if the law is not fully enforced, then we will continue having this problem.

  2. Communications Salleh Said Keruak:

    It is an offence ... to upload any comment, request, suggestion or other communication which is obscene, indecent, false, menacing or offensive in character with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass another person.

  3. Judge Michalis Papathanasiou:

    All mitigating factors were taken into account but it does not negate the seriousness of the offence.

  4. Moses Hasid:

    Reprimand not a child immediately on the offence. Wait till the irritation has been replaced by serenity.

  5. The Talmud:

    Whosoever does not persecute them that persecute him; whosoever takes an offence in silence; he who does good because of love; he who is cheerful under his sufferings -- these are the friends of God, and of them the Scripture says: "They shall shine forth like the sun at noontide."


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