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Wiktionary

  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 Antonyms

  1. offence

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

    Antonyms:
    defence, innocence, guiltlessness

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  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. James Hu:

    China has one rule that it's particularly strict on - the captain must be the last one to leave the ship, if the leader of the ship is not the last to leave the ship, it is a jailable offence.

  3. W. H. Auden:

    accurate scholarship can unearth the whole offence from luther untill noe that has driven a culture mad. from what occured at linz what huge imago made a psychopathic god. I and the public know what all schoolchildren learn those to whom evil is done do evil in return.

  4. The Court of Appeal:

    An extradition hearing is not a trial. It is held to decide whether there is sufficient evidence to commit a person for trial on a qualifying offence.

  5. President Francois Hollande:

    People have a right to protest but rioting is an offence that will be punished.


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