What is another word for offense?

Synonyms for offense
əˈfɛns or, for 9 , ˈɔ fɛns, ˈɒf ɛnsof·fense

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Wiktionary

  1. offensenoun

    Antonyms:
    defense

  2. offensenoun

    Antonyms:
    defense

  3. offensenoun

    Antonyms:
    defense

  4. offensenoun

    Antonyms:
    defense

  5. offensenoun

    Antonyms:
    defense

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. offense

    Abomination (from the Latin ab omen, a thing of ill omen) was originally applied to anything held in religious or ceremonial aversion or abhorrence; as, "The things which are highly esteemed among men are abomination in the sight of God." Luke xvi, 15. The word is oftener applied to the object of such aversion or abhorrence than to the state of mind that so regards it; in common use abomination signifies something very much disliked or loathed, or that deserves to be. Choice food may be an object of aversion and disgust to a sick person; vile food would be an abomination. A toad is to many an object of disgust; a foul sewer is an abomination. As applied to crimes, abomination is used of such as are especially brutal, shameful, or revolting; theft is an offense; infanticide is an abomination.

    Synonyms:
    abhorrence, abomination, abuse, annoyance, aversion, crime, curse, detestation, disgust, evil, execration, hatred, horror, iniquity, nuisance, plague, shame, villainy, wickedness

    Antonyms:
    affection, appreciation, approval, benefit, blessing, delight, desire, enjoyment, esteem, esteem, gratification, joy, satisfaction, treat

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discourtesy, offense, offence, offensive activitynoun

    a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others

    Synonyms:
    criminal offense, umbrage, rudeness, discourtesy, offensive, disrespect, criminal offence, offensive activity, crime, offence, law-breaking

    Antonyms:
    defence, defending team, defense

  2. umbrage, offense, offencenoun

    a feeling of anger caused by being offended

    "he took offence at my question"

    Synonyms:
    law-breaking, criminal offense, discourtesy, offensive, umbrage, offensive activity, crime, offence, criminal offence

    Antonyms:
    defense, defence, defending team

  3. crime, offense, criminal offense, criminal offence, offence, law-breakingnoun

    (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

    "a long record of crimes"

    Synonyms:
    criminal offence, criminal offense, discourtesy, offensive, umbrage, offensive activity, crime, offence, law-breaking

    Antonyms:
    defence, defense, defending team

  4. offense, offencenoun

    the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score

    Synonyms:
    criminal offence, criminal offense, umbrage, discourtesy, offensive, offensive activity, crime, offence, law-breaking

    Antonyms:
    defense, defending team, defence

  5. offense, offence, offensivenoun

    the action of attacking an enemy

    Synonyms:
    criminal offence, criminal offense, umbrage, discourtesy, offensive, offensive activity, crime, offence, law-breaking

    Antonyms:
    defence, defending team, defense

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. offensenoun

    Synonyms:
    crime, wrong, sin, outrage, indignity, displeasure, resentment, dudgeon, umbrage, misdemeanor, transgression, delinquency, trespass

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "offense":

    offence, crime, attack, affront, offensive, infringement, infraction

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#206995detestation
#246599discourtesy
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How to use offense in a sentence?

  1. Mason Plumlee:

    He just single-handedly spaced our floor on offense, when you have to give that much attention to somebody, coach always draws up a good first play to get him off, he hits it and then it’s like the rest of the night that team is worried about him coming off pin-downs. Then now, he is getting some cutting baskets because they are so worried about him coming off the screen. It just changes the dynamics of your offense.

  2. Scott Morrison:

    They are not victimless crimes, we need to set the tone ... so people understand that misleading regulators about serious issues such as this is no victimless offense, and it won't carry a victimless penalty.

  3. Council Speaker Corey Johnson:

    New York will not be New York if we do not have restaurants and bars and an enlivened streetscape, if Cincinnati can do this, no offense to Cincinnati, New York City can do it.

  4. Attorney General Loretta Lynch:

    As this takedown should make clear, health care fraud is not an abstract violation or benign offense, it is a serious crime.

  5. County District Attorney Gregory Oakes:

    In no way should this decision be interpreted as casting doubt upon the character or credibility of Ms. Limmiatis, or how harmful the acts she experienced were, this investigation makes clear what victims, their advocates, police, and prosecutors have said for years : The current sex offense statutes in New York fail to properly hold offenders accountable and fail to adequately protect victims.


Translations for offense

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  • جريمةArabic
  • útokCzech
  • αδίκημα, προσβολή, επίθεση, θυμόςGreek
  • hyökkääjät, hyökkäyspää, loukkaantuminen, hyökkäys, loukkausFinnish
  • attaque, offensive, attaquantsFrench
  • अपमानHindi
  • bűncselekményHungarian
  • օրինազանցություն, հարձակում, վիրավորանք, վիրավորվածություն, հանցանքArmenian
  • ataquePortuguese
  • act sancționabil, ofensă, ofensivă, atacantRomanian
  • преступление, обида, правонарушение, оскорбление, нападение, проступокRussian

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