What are some alternative words for offend?

Synonyms for offend
əˈfɛnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pique, offend(verb)

    cause to feel resentment or indignation

    "Her tactless remark offended me"

    Synonyms:
    injure, hurt, spite, go against, violate, appall, outrage, shock, transgress, scandalise, pique, break, appal, scandalize, bruise, breach, infract, wound

  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"

    Synonyms:
    crack, break away, plunder, soften, reveal, give out, unwrap, conk out, spite, part, collapse, disclose, die, transgress, ruin, founder, weaken, rape, outrage, discover, trespass, snap off, stop, go, demote, wear out, break out, separate, split, give away, damp, smash, interrupt, spoil, appal, wound, overstep, relegate, bring out, violate, hurt, divulge, pause, break-dance, assault, get around, ravish, cave in, let on, buck, pique, desecrate, check, break up, breach, break in, give, split up, dishonour, better, gap, burst, injure, break off, dishonor, bust, erupt, bruise, recrudesce, break dance, go against, dampen, fall in, bump, let out, scandalise, fall apart, kick downstairs, scandalize, profane, fracture, break down, shock, infract, fail, come apart, bankrupt, develop, give way, sin, expose, break, go bad, discontinue, despoil, intermit, get out, appall, wear

  3. shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage(verb)

    strike with disgust or revulsion

    "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"

    Synonyms:
    dishonour, scandalise, ravish, profane, traumatize, dishonor, traumatise, desecrate, spite, transgress, injure, floor, scandalize, appal, wound, blow out of the water, break, horrify, alarm, ball over, dismay, hurt, breach, rape, violate, infract, shock, take aback, outrage, appall, assault, bruise, go against, pique

  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"

    Synonyms:
    injure, hurt, suffer, smart, violate, shock, appall, wound, transgress, scandalise, pique, contuse, appal, scandalize, outrage, bruise, go against, breach, pain, infract, spite, anguish, ache, break

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. offend

    One may be annoyed by the well-meaning awkwardness of a servant, irritated by a tight shoe or a thoughtless remark, vexed at some careless neglect or needless misfortune, wounded by the ingratitude of child or friend. To tease is to give some slight and perhaps playful annoyance. Aggravate in the sense of offend is colloquial. To provoke, literally to call out or challenge, is to begin a contest; one provokes another to violence. To affront is to offer some defiant offense or indignity, as it were, to one's face; it is somewhat less than to insult. Compare PIQUE.

    Synonyms:
    affront, aggravate, annoy, displease, exasperate, insult, irritate, provoke, tease, vex, wound

    Antonyms:
    conciliate, content, gratify, honor, please

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. offend

    Synonyms:
    displease, affront, outrage, irritate, shock, annoy, pain, wound, nettle, vex, err, fall

    Antonyms:
    conciliate, gratify, please

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. offend(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    affront, displease, vex, chafe, annoy, irritate, provoke, nettle, fret, gall, give offence to, make angry

  2. offend(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    shock, wound, pain

  3. offend(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    give offence

  4. offend(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    transgress, sin, do wrong, commit offence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. offend(v)

    Synonyms:
    displease, affront, provoke, mortify, exasperate, incense, wound, shock

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "offend":

    insult, disparage, offended

How to pronounce offend?

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How to say offend in sign language?

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How to use offend in a sentence?

  1. Jacob Garwood:

    I understand that some people find it offensive, we never meant to offend anyone, but we take a lot of pride in this tradition and it means a lot to us. I hope there is a way we can work something out so we can keep the tradition but allow everyone to feel welcome.

  2. Niccolo Machiavelli:

    There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect.

  3. Renzo Rosso:

    Today, I cannot be as crazy as I was before, the world has changed. You constantly have to be careful not to offend anyone.

  4. Jim Albracht:

    During the broadcast, I used a comparison when trying to describe a talented Maryland basketball player. In no way did I intend to offend or disparage the player, i take full responsibility for my inappropriate word choice and offer a sincere apology to him and anyone else who was offended. I will use this as an opportunity to grow as a person and learn more about unconscious bias.

  5. Volodymyr Knyr:

    The real beauty's "No" does not offend, you know.


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