HyperDic: offensive

English > 7 senses of the word offensive:
ADJECTIVEalloffensive, violativeviolating / violating or tending to violate / violate or offend against
alloffensivefor the purpose of attack / attack rather than defense
alloffensivecausing anger / anger or annoyance
alloffensive, unsavory, unsavourymorally offensive
alloffensiveunpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
alloffensive, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, queasy, loathsome, sickening, vilecausing or able to cause nausea
NOUNactoffensive, offense, offencethe action of attacking an enemy / enemy
offensive > pronunciation
Soundsahfeh'nsihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > offensive: 7 senses > adjective 1
Meaningviolating / violating or tending to violate / violate or offend against.
Example "considered such depravity offensive against all laws of humanity"
Synonymviolative
Broaderoffendingoffending against or breaking a law or rule
Nounsoffensivenessthe quality of being offensive
Verbsoffendact in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
English > offensive: 7 senses > adjective 2
MeaningFor the purpose of attack / attack rather than defense.
Example"offensive weapons"
Narrowerantipersonneldesigned to inflict death or personal injury rather than material destruction
assaultive, attackingdisposed to attack / attack / attack / attack / attack
hit-and-run, tip-and-rundesigned for or consisting of a brief attack / attack followed by a quick escape
incursive, invading, invasiveInvolving invasion or aggressive attack
marauding, predatory, raidingCharacterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding
on the offensiveactively attacking / attacking
See alsoaggressiveHaving or showing determination and energetic / energetic pursuit of your ends
hostileCharacterized by enmity / enmity or ill ... / ill will
OppositedefensiveIntended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack / attack / attack
Spanishofensivo
Adverbsoffensivelyin an aggressive manner
English > offensive: 7 senses > adjective 3
MeaningCausing anger / anger or annoyance.
Example"offensive remarks"
Attribute ofoffensiveness, odiousness, distastefulnessThe quality of being offensive
Narrowerabusive, opprobrious, scurrilousExpressing offensive reproach
See alsodisrespectfulExhibiting lack of respect
harmfulCausing or capable of causing harm
Oppositeinoffensive, unoffendingnot causing anger / anger or annoyance
Spanishofensiva, ofensivo
Catalanofensiu, ofensiva
Nounsoffensivenessthe quality of being offensive
Adverbsoffensivelyin an obnoxious manner
Verbsoffendhurt the feelings of
offendcause to feel resentment or indignation
English > offensive: 7 senses > adjective 4
Meaningmorally offensive.
Synonymsunsavory, unsavoury
Oppositesavory, savourymorally wholesome or acceptable
Spanishdesagradable, ofensivo
Nounsoffensivenessthe quality of being offensive
Verbsoffendstrike with disgust or revulsion
offendact in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
English > offensive: 7 senses > adjective 5
Meaningunpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses.
Example"offensive odors"
Attribute ofoffensiveness, odiousness, distastefulnessThe quality of being offensive
Narrowerabhorrent, detestable, obscene, repugnant, repulsiveOffensive to the mind
charnel, ghastly, sepulchralgruesomely indicative of death or the dead
creepyannoying and unpleasant
disgusting, disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellent, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yuckyHighly offensive
ghoulish, morbidSuggesting the horror of death and decay
hideous, horrid, horrific, outrageousgrossly offensive to decency or morality
objectionable, obnoxiousCausing disapproval or protest
rankVery offensive in smell or taste
scrimydirty and disgusting
verminousOf the nature of vermin
See alsoevilmorally bad or wrong
hatefulEvoking or deserving hatred
unpalatablenot pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind
unpleasantDisagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
OppositeinoffensiveGiving no offense
Spanishdesagradable, ofensivo
Nounsoffensivenessthe quality of being offensive
Adverbsoffensivelyin an unpleasantly offensive manner
Verbsoffendstrike with disgust or revulsion
English > offensive: 7 senses > adjective 6
MeaningCausing or able to cause nausea.
Synonymsnauseating, nauseous, noisome, queasy, loathsome, sickening, vile
Broaderunwholesomedetrimental to physical or moral well-being
Spanishasqueroso, horrible, nauseabundo, nauseoso, nocivo, ofensivo
Catalanfastigós, horrible, nauseabund, vomitiu
Nounsoffensivenessthe quality of being offensive
Verbsoffendstrike with disgust or revulsion
English > offensive: 7 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe action of attacking an enemy / enemy.
Synonymsoffense, offence
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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