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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.

Offensive Quotations

Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I didn't just invent saying offensive things.
Eminem

The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.
George Washington

What I think is fair to say is that, coming out of the Republican camp, there have been efforts to suggest that perhaps I'm not who I say I am when it comes to my faith - something which I find deeply offensive, and that has been going on for a pretty long time.
Barack Obama

A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.
Bertrand Russell
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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

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