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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

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

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

I don't say things to be offensive; I say things because they're funny to me. It amuses me.
Marilyn Manson

I think the reason that swearing is both so offensive and so attractive is that it is a way to push people's emotional buttons, and especially their negative emotional buttons. Because words soak up emotional connotations and are processed involuntarily by the listener, you can't will yourself not to treat the word in terms of what it means.
Steven Pinker
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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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