HyperDic: offense

English > 5 senses of the word offense:
NOUNactoffense, discourtesy, offence, offensive activitya lack of politeness
feelingoffense, umbrage, offencea feeling of anger caused by being offended
actoffense, offencea transgression that constitutes a violation of what is judged to be right
groupoffense, offencethe team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score
actoffense, offence, offensivethe action of attacking an enemy / enemy
offense > pronunciation
Soundsahfeh'ns
Rhymescommence ... whence: 23 rhymes with ehns...
English > offense: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others.
Synonymsdiscourtesy, offence, offensive activity
Narrowerderision, ridiculeThe act of deriding or treating with contempt / contempt
indelicacyAn impolite act or expression
insolenceAn offensive disrespectful impudent act
insult, affrontA deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
presumptionA kind of discourtesy in the form of an act of presuming
rebuff, slightA deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger / anger or disapproval)
Broaderbehavior, behaviour, conduct, doingsmanner of acting or controlling yourself
Spanishatentado, descortesía, injuria, ofensa
Catalanatemptat, descortesia, injúria, ofensa
Verbsoffendhurt the feelings of
English > offense: 5 senses > noun 2, feeling
MeaningA feeling of anger caused by being offended.
Synonymsumbrage, offence
Broaderanger, choler, ireA strong emotion
Spanishofensa, resentimiento
Catalanofensa, ressentiment
English > offense: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA transgression that constitutes a violation of what is judged to be right.
Synonymoffence
Narrowercrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
Broadertransgression, evildoingThe act of transgressing
Spanishcrimen, delito, delitos, infracción
Catalancrim, delicte, infracció
Verbsoffendact in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
English > offense: 5 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningThe team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score.
Synonymoffence
Broaderteam, squadA cooperative unit (especially in sports)
Oppositedefense, defence, defending team(sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
English > offense: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe action of attacking an enemy / enemy.
Synonymsoffence, offensive
NarrowercounteroffensiveA large scale offensive (more than a counterattack) undertaken by a defending force to seize the initiative from an attacking / attacking force
dirty warAn offensive conducted by secret police or the military of a regime against revolutionary and terrorist insurgents and marked by the use of kidnapping and torture and murder with civilians often being the victims
rollback, push backThe act of forcing the enemy / enemy to withdraw
Broaderoperation, military operationActivity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)
Spanishataque, ofensiva
Catalanatac, ofensa, ofensiva

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