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of·fen·sive

 (ə-fĕn′sĭv)
adj.
1.
a. Causing anger, displeasure, or resentment: an offensive gesture.
b. Disagreeable to the senses: an offensive odor.
2.
a. Making a physical or military attack: The offensive troops gained ground quickly.
b. Of, relating to, or designed for attack: offensive weapons.
3. (ŏf′ĕn-) Sports Of or relating to a team having possession of a ball or puck: an offensive rush.
n.
1. An attitude or position of attack: go on the offensive in chess.
2. A physical or military attack or assault: led a massive military offensive.

of·fen′sive·ly adv.
of·fen′sive·ness n.
Synonyms: offensive, disgusting, loathsome, nasty, odious, repellent, repulsive, revolting, vile
These adjectives mean extremely unpleasant to the senses or feelings: an offensive remark; disgusting language; a loathsome disease; a nasty smell; an odious sight; a repellent demand; repulsive behavior; revolting food; vile thoughts. See Also Synonyms at hateful.

offensive

(əˈfɛnsɪv)
adj
1. unpleasant or disgusting, as to the senses
2. causing anger or annoyance; insulting
3. for the purpose of attack rather than defence
n
4. the offensive an attitude or position of aggression
5. (Military) an assault, attack, or military initiative, esp a strategic one
ofˈfensively adv
ofˈfensiveness n

of•fen•sive

(əˈfɛn sɪv or, for 4,5, ˈɔ fɛn-, ˈɒf ɛn-)

adj.
1. causing resentful displeasure; highly irritating or annoying.
2. unpleasant or disagreeable to the sense; disgusting.
3. repugnant to the moral sense, good taste, or the like; repulsive.
4. pertaining to offense or attack.
5. characterized by attack; aggressive: offensive warfare.
n.
6. the position or attitude of aggression or attack: to take the offensive.
7. an aggressive movement or attack.
[1540–50; < Medieval Latin offēnsīvus]
of•fen′sive•ly, adv.
of•fen′sive•ness, n.
syn: See hateful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.offensive - the action of attacking an enemyoffensive - the action of attacking an enemy  
military operation, operation - activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"
counteroffensive - a large scale offensive (more than a counterattack) undertaken by a defending force to seize the initiative from an attacking force
dirty war - an offensive conducted by secret police or the military of a regime against revolutionary and terrorist insurgents and marked by the use of kidnapping and torture and murder with civilians often being the victims; "thousands of people disappeared and were killed during Argentina's dirty war in the late 1970s"
push back, rollback - the act of forcing the enemy to withdraw
Adj.1.offensive - violating or tending to violate or offend against; "violative of the principles of liberty"; "considered such depravity offensive against all laws of humanity"
offending - offending against or breaking a law or rule; "contracts offending against the statute were canceled"
2.offensive - for the purpose of attack rather than defense; "offensive weapons"
aggressive - having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers"
hostile - characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"
defensive - intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack; "defensive weapons"; "a defensive stance"
3.offensive - causing anger or annoyance; "offensive remarks"
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"
disrespectful - exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous; "remarks disrespectful of the law"; "disrespectful in the presence of his parents"; "disrespectful toward his teacher"
inoffensive, unoffending - not causing anger or annoyance; "inoffensive behavior"
4.offensive - morally offensiveoffensive - morally offensive; "an unsavory reputation"; "an unsavory scandal"
5.offensive - unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"
evil - morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"
hateful - evoking or deserving hatred; "no vice is universally as hateful as ingratitude"- Joseph Priestly
unpalatable - not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind; "an unpalatable meal"; "unpalatable truths"; "unpalatable behavior"
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
inoffensive - giving no offense; "a quiet inoffensive man"; "a refreshing inoffensive stimulant"
6.offensive - substitute a harsher or distasteful term for a mild one ; "`nigger' is a dysphemistic term for `African-American'"
7.offensive - causing or able to cause nauseaoffensive - causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench"
unwholesome - detrimental to physical or moral well-being; "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking"

offensive

adjective
3. attacking, threatening, aggressive, striking, hostile, invading, combative The troops were in an offensive position.
attacking defensive
noun
1. attack, charge, campaign, strike, push (informal), rush, assault, raid, drive, invasion, onslaught, foray, incursion The armed forces have launched an offensive to recapture lost ground.

offensive

adjective
1. Extremely unpleasant to the senses or feelings:
2. Not pleasant or agreeable:
Informal: icky.
Slang: yucky.
noun
Translations
كَريه، مُقْرِفمُسِيءٌهُجوم، مُهاجَمَههُجوميهُجومي، مُهين، مُزْعِج
urážlivý
fornærmendeoffensivangrebforfærdelig
hyökkäyshyökkäyskantapysyä hyökkäyskannallavastenmielinen
uvredljiv
árásárásar-móîgandiógeîslegur
嫌な
불쾌하게 하는
aanvalinvalklaar om aan te vallenkwetsendoffensief
ofenzíva
anstötlig
ซึ่งทำให้ขุ่นเคือง
iğrençinciticisaldırgansaldırısaldırı ile ilgili
khó chịu

offensive

[əˈfensɪv]
A. ADJ
1. (= causing offence, unpleasant) [behaviour, book, joke] → ofensivo; [remark, language] → ofensivo, insultante; [smell] → muy desagradable
to find sth/sb offensiveencontrar algo/a algn ofensivo
he doesn't mean to be offensiveno pretende ofender
to be offensive to sbofender a algn
2. (Mil) [operation, action, capability] → ofensivo
3. (Sport) [player, play] → de ataque
B. N (Comm, Mil, Sport) → ofensiva f
an advertising offensiveuna ofensiva publicitaria
to be on the offensiveestar a la ofensiva
to go on the offensivepasar a la ofensiva, pasar al ataque
to launch an offensivelanzar una ofensiva
a sales offensiveuna ofensiva de ventas
to take the offensivetomar la ofensiva
C. CPD offensive weapon N (Jur) → arma f ofensiva (Mil) → arma f de ataque

offensive

[əˈfɛnsɪv]
adj
[remark, gesture, behaviour, show, film] → offensant(e)
to be offensive to sb → être offensant envers qn offensive material
[smell] → très déplaisant(e)
(MILITARY) [operations, action] → offensif/ive
(= attacking) [team, play] → offensif/ive
n
(= attack) → offensive f
a two-week military offensive → une offensive militaire de deux semaines
to go on the offensive → passer à l'offensive
to take the offensive (fig)passer à l'offensiveoffensive material n (on internet)contenu m inappropriéoffensive weapon narme f offensive

offensive

adj
(Jur) → Angriffs-; (Mil) → Offensiv-; actionoffensiv; offensive play (Sport) → Offensivspiel nt; offensive playerOffensivspieler(in) m(f)
(= unpleasant) smell, sightübel, abstoßend, widerlich; language, film, bookanstößig, Anstoß erregend; (= insulting, abusive) remark, gesture, behaviourbeleidigend, unverschämt; his language was offensive to his parentsseine Ausdrucksweise erregte Anstoß bei seinen Eltern; to find somebody/something offensivejdn/etw abstoßend finden; behaviour, languageAnstoß an etw (dat)nehmen; he was offensive to herer beleidigte sie; I don’t mean to be offensiveich möchte nicht beleidigend wirken; there’s no need to get offensivekein Grund, ausfällig or ausfallend zu werden
n (Mil, Sport) → Angriff m, → Offensive f; to take the offensivein die Offensive gehen; to go over or on to the offensivezum Angriff übergehen; on the offensivein der Offensive; to mount an offensive (against somebody/something)eine Offensive (gegen jdn/etw) starten

offensive

[əˈfɛnsɪv]
1. adj
a. (causing offence, unpleasant, behaviour, remark) → offensivo/a; (person) → antipatico/a; (smell, sight) → sgradevole
to be offensive to sb → offendere qn
b. (attacking) → offensivo/a
2. n (Mil, Sport) → offensiva
to go over to or go on or take the offensive → passare all'offensiva

offend

(əˈfend) verb
1. to make feel upset or angry. If you don't go to her party she will be offended; His criticism offended her.
2. to be unpleasant or disagreeable. Cigarette smoke offends me.
ofˈfence , (American) ofˈfense noun
1. (any cause of) anger, displeasure, hurt feelings etc. That rubbish dump is an offence to the eye.
2. a crime. The police charged him with several offences.
ofˈfender noun
a person who offends, especially against the law.
ofˈfensive (-siv) adjective
1. insulting. offensive remarks.
2. disgusting. an offensive smell.
3. used to attack. an offensive weapon.
noun
an attack. They launched an offensive against the invading army.
ofˈfensively adverb
ofˈfensiveness noun
be on the offensive
to be making an attack. She always expects people to criticize her and so she is always on the offensive.
take offence (with at)
to be offended (by something). He took offence at what she said.

offensive

مُسِيءٌ urážlivý fornærmende widerlich προσβλητικός ofensivo vastenmielinen offensif uvredljiv offensivo 嫌な 불쾌하게 하는 kwetsend offensiv cuchnący ofensivo оскорбительный anstötlig ซึ่งทำให้ขุ่นเคือง saldırgan khó chịu 无礼的

offensive

a. ofensivo-a.