What are some alternative words for offense?

Synonyms for offense
əˈfɛns or, for 9 , ˈɔ fɛns, ˈɒf ɛns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discourtesy, offense, offence, offensive activity(noun)

    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, offence(noun)

    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-breaking(noun)

    (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, offence(noun)

    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, offensive(noun)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. offense(noun)

    Antonyms:
    defense

  2. offense(noun)

    Antonyms:
    defense

  3. offense(noun)

    Antonyms:
    defense

  4. offense(noun)

    Antonyms:
    defense

  5. offense(noun)

    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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. offense(n)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to pronounce offense?

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#6274offensive
#7144offense
#8184shame
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#11618curse
#13325hatred
#15784plague
#18349nuisance
#28022annoyance
#28532disgust
#29456aversion
#36196disrespect
#39121wickedness
#40021infraction
#40660iniquity
#45160abomination
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#62754affront
#88817villainy
#103154abhorrence
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#206995detestation
#246599discourtesy
#326654execration

How to use offense in a sentence?

  1. Kevin Gilliland:

    We may need to forgive some offenses every day, until we start remembering the offense less and less.

  2. Will Dean:

    I will say that it is important to maintain our history and that when we go and start changing monuments and street names that were named after famous Atlantans, famous Georgians, famous Southerners and in some circumstances... famous Americans... you are robbing the next generations of what actually transpired, and it's very serious. It's a very serious offense.

  3. Caroline Polisi:

    We are here on a voluntary basis. We have answered all of your questions thus far. It is my advice to him that he not talk specifically about the offense conduct.

  4. Paul Ryan:

    Paul Ryan’s had a pretty strange run since the convention, you would think that we want to be focusing on Hillary Clinton, on all of her deficiencies. Hillary Clinton is such a weak candidate that one would think that we would be on offense against Hillary Clinton, and it is distressing thatthat’s not what we’re talking about these days.

  5. Anil Soni:

    The court is no doubt concerned by what has happened and the seriousness of the offense, but the court is also helpless because they have to stay within the confines of the act and the rules and the law.


Translations for offense

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  • جريمةArabic
  • útokCzech
  • θυμός, επίθεση, προσβολή, αδίκημαGreek
  • hyökkääjät, loukkaus, hyökkäys, loukkaantuminen, hyökkäyspääFinnish
  • attaque, offensive, attaquantsFrench
  • अपमानHindi
  • bűncselekményHungarian
  • հարձակում, օրինազանցություն, վիրավորանք, հանցանք, վիրավորվածությունArmenian
  • ataquePortuguese
  • atacant, ofensivă, act sancționabil, ofensăRomanian
  • проступок, нападение, оскорбление, преступление, обида, правонарушениеRussian

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