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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

It's one thing to say, 'I don't like what you said to me and I find it rude and offensive,' but the moment you threaten violence in return, you've taken it to another level, where you lose whatever credibility you had.
Salman Rushdie

One of the greatest indicators of our own spiritual maturity is revealed in how we respond to the weaknesses, the inexperience, and the potentially offensive actions of others.
David A. Bednar

I've made this statement many times: If I would have to do it over again, I would have made known the forthcoming Tet Offensive.
William Westmoreland

I consider skateboarding an art form, a lifestyle and a sport. 'Action sport' would be the least offensive categorization.
Tony Hawk

For me, it's a purity thing about the joke itself. It's a test of a joke whether or not you do it completely clean and it works. If it does, then that's a legitimate item you have there. For me, it's nothing to do with finding those words offensive. It's just not what I'm in search of. Do it clean, and you are really earning that laugh.
Jerry Seinfeld
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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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