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

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

  1. John Kline:

    Move onto offense next year.

  2. E.W. Dijkstra:

    The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be reguarded as a criminal offense.

  3. Delta Emerson:

    They say the best defense is to go on the offense, There is no law against leveraging off of another company’s moves. I don’t think Emily Post’s etiquette rules apply in this case.

  4. Douglas Rappaport:

    The Vallejo Police Department owes an apology to Ms. Huskins and Mr. Quinn, the individual or individuals who committed this offense were at liberty to continue on their crime spree, and in fact, did.

  5. Pope Francis:

    I think the media have to be very clear, very transparent, and not fall into—no offense intended—the sickness of coprophagia, that is, always wanting to cover scandals, covering nasty things, even if they are true, and since people have a tendency towards the sickness of coprophagia, a lot of damage can be done.

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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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