Synonyms for offensive
əˈfɛn sɪv or, for 4,5 , ˈɔ fɛn-, ˈɒf ɛn-of·fen·sive
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Causing offense; arousing a visceral reaction of disgust, anger, or hatred
Some feminists find pornography offensive.
Relating to an offense or attack, as opposed to defensive.
The army's offensive capabilities. An offensive weapon.
Having to do with play directed at scoring.
The offensive coordinator is responsible for ordering all rushing plays.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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offense, offence, offensiveadjective
the action of attacking an enemy
violating or tending to violate or offend against
"violative of the principles of liberty"; "considered such depravity offensive against all laws of humanity"
for the purpose of attack rather than defense
causing anger or annoyance
unsavory, unsavoury, offensiveadjective
"an unsavory reputation"; "an unsavory scandal"
unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
substitute a harsher or distasteful term for a mild one
"`nigger' is a dysphemistic term for `African-American'"
nauseating, nauseous, noisome, queasy, loathsome, offensive, sickening, vileadjective
causing or able to cause nausea
"a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench"
noisome, fetid, nauseous, revolting, nauseating, unsavory, ugly, foul, repellent, dysphemistic, slimy, unsavoury, distasteful, anxious, sick, ill-scented, foetid, vile, despicable, disgustful, stinking, disgusting, sickening, smelly, repelling, worthless, unquiet, foul-smelling, loathsome, sickish, nauseated, nervous, yucky, wicked, uneasy, skanky, funky, wretched, loathly, violative, unworthy, queasy, repellant
Dictionary of English Synonymes
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The enemy continued aggressive military action, using rocket artillery and armored vehicles, the army is taking necessary measures to suppress the enemy's aggressive attack offensive.
We’ll be all right, two of my turnovers were offensive fouls. That’s just being aggressive, physical. We can live with that.
The Republican Party of Minnesota has learned the Wabasha County Chair Facebook page was not hacked last night, as believed by the Wabasha County Chair, the offensive picture was unfortunately posted by a board member who has resigned effective immediately at the party's request.
I think of the content that I create as entertainment, and not a place for any serious political commentary, though this was not my intention, I understand that these jokes were ultimately offensive.
Governor LePage's comments tonight are not only offensive and hurtful but they try to cover up the very real epidemic of drug abuse facing people in his state and across the country, lePage's racist rants sadly distract from efforts to address one of our nation's most pressing problems.
Translations for offensive
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- ата́ка, на́ступ, абра́злівыBelarusian
- обиден, оскърбителенBulgarian
- ofensiva, ofensiuCatalan, Valencian
- urážlivý, útok, ofenzívaCzech
- Offensive, beleidigend, offensivGerman
- επιθετικός, προσβλητικόςGreek
- ofensivo, ofensivaSpanish
- hyökkäyskanta, offensiivi, hyökkäys, pysyä hyökkäyskannalla, hyökkäys-, päällekäyvä, hyökkääväFinnish
- offensif, offensant, offensiveFrench
- oilbheumachScottish Gaelic
- offensivo, offensivaItalian
- 攻撃側, 攻撃的, 気に障る, 攻勢, 攻撃Japanese
- pūraurau, weriweri, koeo, mataharehare, hākikiMāori
- beledigend, offensief, aanvallend, aanval, klaar om aan te vallen, inval, walgelijk, weerzinwekkendDutch
- ofensywa, atak, obraźliwyPolish
- ofensivo, ofensivaPortuguese
- ofensant, ofensivă, ofensantă, atacRomanian
- наступательный, наступле́ние, оскорбительный, обидный, ата́каRussian
- ofanziva, офанзиваSerbo-Croatian
- stötande, offensiv, anstötligSwedish
- ата́ка, на́ступ, обра́зливийUkrainian
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