Synonyms for offend
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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 2 votes
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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.5 / 2 votes
Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes
cause to feel resentment or indignation
"Her tactless remark offended me"
transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, breakverb
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"
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
shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrageverb
strike with disgust or revulsion
"The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
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
hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spiteverb
hurt the feelings of
"She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"
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
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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.0 / 1 vote
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I believe the law says the act must be deliberate, require malice with intent to offend, i have said a number of times, there was no intent.
Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.
My intention is to educate people, not to offend anyone.
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.
We can't have candidates who are afraid to take risks and say what they believe in and stand up for something, you can't just have these Democrats who are everything to everyone and play things very safe and are picked by party insiders to not offend anyone.
Translations for offend
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- vietellä, loukata, rikkoa, erehdyttää, loukkaantua, ärsyttääFinnish
- offenser, blesserFrench
- megütköztet, sért, vétkezik, megbántódik, bánt, megbántHungarian
- beleidegenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- whakapenopeno, whakaparangaMāori
- irriteren, ergeren, pijnigen, aanstoot nemen, zich ergeren, kwellen, misdoen, kwetsenDutch
- obrazić, obrazić sięPolish
- раздражать, обижать, оскорбить, нарушать, обидеть, оскорблять, нарушитьRussian
- phạm tộiVietnamese
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