HyperDic: offend

English > 4 senses of the word offend:
VERBemotionoffend, piquecause to feel resentment or indignation
socialoffend, transgress, infract, violate, go against, breach, breakact in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
emotionoffend, shock, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outragestrike with disgust or revulsion
emotionoffend, hurt, wound, injure, bruise, spitehurt the feelings of
offend > pronunciation
Rhymesamend ... wend: 48 rhymes with ehnd...
English > offend: 4 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningCause to feel resentment or indignation.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"Her tactless remark offended me"
Cause toresentFeel bitter or indignant about
Broaderangermake angry
Spanishherir, insultar, ofender, picar
Catalanatacar, insultar, irritar, ofendre
Adjectivesoffensivecausing anger / anger or annoyance
Nounsoffencea feeling of anger caused by being offended
English > offend: 4 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningAct in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"offend all laws of humanity"
Synonymstransgress, infract, violate, go against, breach, break
Narrowerconflict, run afoul, infringe, contravenego against, as of rules and laws
drop the ball, sin, blunder, boob, goofCommit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
sin, transgress, trespasscommit a sin
trespassbreak the law
trespass, intrudeEnter unlawfully on someone's property
Broaderdisrespectshow a lack of respect for
Oppositeobserve, keepconform one's action or practice to
Spanishinsultar, ofender, transgredir, violar, vulnerar
Catalaninsultar, transgredir, vulnerar
Adjectivesoffensivemorally offensive
offensiveviolating / violating or tending to violate / violate or offend against
Nounsoffendera person who transgresses moral or civil law
offense, offencea transgression that constitutes a violation of what is judged to be right
English > offend: 4 senses > verb 3, emotion
Meaningstrike with disgust or revulsion.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will offend him; The performance is likely to offend Sue
Synonymsshock, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage
Broaderdisgust, revolt, nauseate, sicken, churn upCause aversion in
Spanishchocar, consternar, deshonrar, escandalizar, horrorizar, impactar, indignar, insultar, ofender
Catalanescandalitzar, espantar, horroritzar, indignar, insultar, ofendre, sobresaltar, sobtar, ultratjar, xocar
Adjectivesoffensiveunpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
offensivemorally offensive
offensivecausing or able to cause nausea
English > offend: 4 senses > verb 4, emotion
Meaninghurt the feelings of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot offend Sue
Synonymshurt, wound, injure, bruise, spite
Narrowerdiss, insult, affronttreat, mention, or speak to rudely
humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abaseCause to feel shame
lacerateDeeply hurt the feelings of
stingCause an emotional pain, as if by stinging
Broaderarouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provokeCall forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
Spanishdañar, herir, insultar, lastimar, lesionar, ofender
Catalandanyar, ferir, fer mal, insultar, lesionar, nafrar, ofendre
Adjectivesoffensivecausing anger / anger or annoyance
Nounsoffense, offencea lack of politeness

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