offense, offence, offensive(adj)
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, offensive(adj)
"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, vile(adj)
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
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.
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How to use offensive in a sentence?
It's an offensive attack on some of the best Iowans out there on the front lines.
It's not just absurd, it's offensive. It's ridiculous. And I do think it's a disqualifier as commander-in-chief.
I think it will have a positive impact on the military offensive in the northeast over the next few months because the military from mid-level and up have been awaiting a change in leadership, that has created a ‘wait and see’ situation, which has caused decision-making to suffer. It has likely been one source of distraction for the military.
Why we are asking for increased defense capabilities of Ukraine? It's not for the offensive operation. This is for the defensive operation, to get peace you have to defend your country and you have to deter Russia, not allowing Russian troops to move further and further.
It’s offensive to a lot of people, I’m outspoken about it but there are a lot of people like me that are afraid to speak out publicly, it says ‘In God We Trust’ when it should say ‘in God some of us trust.
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- абра́злівы, на́ступ, ата́каBelarusian
- оскърбителен, обиденBulgarian
- ofensiu, ofensivaCatalan, Valencian
- ofenzíva, urážlivý, útokCzech
- Offensive, beleidigend, offensivGerman
- προσβλητικός, επιθετικόςGreek
- ofensiva, ofensivoSpanish
- hyökkäävä, offensiivi, hyökkäys-, hyökkäyskanta, pysyä hyökkäyskannalla, päällekäyvä, hyökkäysFinnish
- offensant, offensive, offensifFrench
- oilbheumachScottish Gaelic
- offensivo, offensivaItalian
- 攻勢, 攻撃的, 気に障る, 攻撃, 攻撃側Japanese
- mataharehare, koeo, pūraurau, weriweri, hākikiMāori
- beledigend, offensief, aanvallend, klaar om aan te vallen, weerzinwekkend, aanval, inval, walgelijkDutch
- ofensywa, atak, obraźliwyPolish
- ofensivo, ofensivaPortuguese
- ofensant, atac, ofensantă, ofensivăRomanian
- обидный, ата́ка, оскорбительный, наступле́ние, наступательныйRussian
- ofanziva, офанзиваSerbo-Croatian
- offensiv, stötande, anstötligSwedish
- на́ступ, обра́зливий, ата́каUkrainian
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