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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How to say offend in sign language?

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How to use offend in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    A self-seeker knows very well that everyone wants Success and Happiness only in life so s/he would never speak to others beyond and besides these or related words via thoughts or speech because saying other than these may offend the audience and affect her/his preaching business and monetary progress.

  2. Breyer Hillegas:

    Universities are always trying to satisfy the political correctness police and worry about who they might offend – rather than standing up for principle and the First Amendment of the Constitution.

  3. Kendall Jenner:

    I just felt so f--king stupid. The fact that I would offend other people or hurt other people was definitely not the intent.

  4. Rick Tyler:

    She does not want to offend his support, she wants to gain his support.

  5. George R.R. Martin:

    You're Ned Stark's bastard, aren't you?” Jon felt a coldness pass right through him. He pressed his lips together and said nothing. “Did I offend you?” Lannister said. “Sorry. Dwarfs don't have to be tactful. Generations of capering fools in motley have won me the right to dress badly and say any damn thing that comes into my head.” He grinned. “You are the bastard, though.” “Lord Eddard Stark is my father,” Jon admitted stiffly. Lannister studied his face. “Yes,“ he said. “I can see it. You have more of the north in you than your brothers.” “Half brothers,“ Jon corrected. He was pleased by the dwarf's comment, but he tried not to let it show. “Let me give you some counsel, bastard,” Lannister said. “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” Jon was in no mood for anyone's counsel. “What do you know about being a bastard?“ “All dwarfs are bastards in their father's eyes.” “You are your mother's trueborn son of Lannister.“ “Am I?“ the dwarf replied, sardonic. “Do tell my lord father. My mother died birthing me, and he's never been sure.“ “I don't even know who my mother was,“ Jon said. “Some woman, no doubt. Most of them are.“ He favored Jon with a rueful grin. “Remember this, boy. All dwarfs may be bastards, yet not all bastards need be dwarfs.“ And with that he turned and sauntered back into the feast, whistling a tune. When he opened the door, the light from within threw his shadow clear across the yard, and for just a moment Tyrion Lannister stood tall as a king.


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