HyperDic: offensively

English > 3 senses of the word offensively:
ADVERBalloffensivelyin an unpleasantly offensive manner
alloffensively, objectionably, obnoxiouslyin an obnoxious manner
alloffensivelyin an aggressive manner
offensively > pronunciation
Soundsahfeh'nsihvliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > offensively: 3 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn an unpleasantly offensive manner.
Example"he smelled offensively unwashed"
OppositeinoffensivelyIn a not unpleasantly offensive manner
Adjectivesoffensiveunpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
English > offensively: 3 senses > adverb 2
MeaningIn an obnoxious manner.
Example"he said so in one of his more offensively intellectually arrogant sentences"
Synonymsobjectionably, obnoxiously
Adjectivesoffensivecausing anger / anger or annoyance
English > offensively: 3 senses > adverb 3
MeaningIn an aggressive manner.
Examples
  • "'In this crisis, we must act offensively,' the President said"
  • "the admiral intends to act offensively in the Mediterranean"
OppositedefensivelyIn a defensive manner
Adjectivesoffensivefor the purpose of attack / attack rather than defense

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