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Definition of Offensive

Offensive

  1. Giving offense; causing displeasure or resentment; displeasing; annoying; as, offensive words.
  2. Giving pain or unpleasant sensations; disagreeable; revolting; noxious; as, an offensive smell; offensive sounds.
  3. Making the first attack; assailant; aggressive; hence, used in attacking; -- opposed to defensive; as, an offensive war; offensive weapons.
  4. The state or posture of one who offends or makes attack; aggressive attitude; the act of the attacking party; -- opposed to defensive.
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Offensive Translations

offensive in Dutch is aanvallend, offensief
offensive in French is offensive
offensive in Italian is offensiva, allusivo
offensive in Portuguese is ofensivo
offensive in Spanish is ofensiva