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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

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How to say offend in sign language?

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How to use offend in a sentence?

  1. Sam Brown:

    Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.

  2. Representative Omar:

    Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes, my intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize.

  3. Eric Sherman:

    There will be no more enforcement of this ordinance and the borough will go about the business of coming up with a different ordinance that does not offend the First Amendment.

  4. Rick Camuglia:

    Our intention was never to offend or hurt anybody.

  5. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    The attitudes of those who exploit 'podium immunity' and offend the shared conscience cannot be assessed within (the framework of) immunity.


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