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:

    insult, disparage, offended

How to pronounce offend?

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Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say offend in sign language?

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How to use offend in a sentence?

  1. Dave Brisson:

    I think Rand Paul is seemingly the only candidate who's willing to say the unpopular things, knowing that it's going to offend people and get other people upset, but he says it seemingly because he believes it, and I think there are a lot of Americans that are right in line with that.

  2. Pamela Geller:

    I will not abridge my freedoms so as not to offend savages, freedom of speech is under violent assault here.

  3. Lillo Brancato:

    The last thing I wanted to do was offend anyone, because I realize how many people are still grieving. Someone did lose their life. So I was really cautious. But after reading the script, I thought it was very tasteful. And the character himself is on the road to redemption. There are similar parallels to my own life.

  4. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson:

    I think there are instances where religious activities are over-regulated, but in my estimation that does not outweigh the chance that somebody uses religion to do what Jesus would not want to be done in his name, which is to discriminate against somebody and offend a brother or sister.

  5. Oscar Veneszee:

    I don't see why the word HBCU or Black would offend anyone.


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