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in·of·fen·sive

 (ĭn′ə-fĕn′sĭv)
adj.
1. Giving no offense; unobjectionable.
2. Causing no harm; harmless.

in′of·fen′sive·ly adv.
in′of·fen′sive·ness n.

inoffensive

(ˌɪnəˈfɛnsɪv)
adj
1. not giving offence; unobjectionable
2. not unpleasant, poisonous, or harmful
ˌinofˈfensively adv
ˌinofˈfensiveness n

in•of•fen•sive

(ˌɪn əˈfɛn sɪv)

adj.
1. causing no harm, trouble, or annoyance; innocuous.
2. not objectionable, as to the senses: an inoffensive odor.
in`of•fen′sive•ly, adv.
in`of•fen′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inoffensive - not causing anger or annoyanceinoffensive - not causing anger or annoyance; "inoffensive behavior"
offensive - causing anger or annoyance; "offensive remarks"
2.inoffensive - giving no offense; "a quiet inoffensive man"; "a refreshing inoffensive stimulant"
offensive - unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"
3.inoffensive - substituting a mild term for a harsher or distasteful one; "`peepee' is a common euphemistic term"

inoffensive

inoffensive

adjective
Devoid of hurtful qualities:
Translations
غَيْر مُؤْذٍ، غَيْر ضار
neškodný
harmløsuskadelig
meinlaus
neaizskarošsneapvainojošs

inoffensive

[ˌɪnəˈfensɪv] ADJinofensivo

inoffensive

[ˌɪnəˈfɛnsɪv] adjinoffensif/ive

inoffensive

adjharmlos

inoffensive

[ˌɪnəˈfɛnsɪv] adjinoffensivo/a, innocuo/a

inoffensive

(inəˈfensiv) adjective
harmless; not likely to offend. an inoffensive remark.
References in classic literature ?
She had come with a gentleman by the name of Gouvernail, connected with one of the daily papers, of whom nothing special could be said, except that he was observant and seemed quiet and inoffensive.
With the customary infirmity of temper that characterizes this unhappy fowl, she appears by the fierceness of her beak and eye, and the general truculency of her attitude, to threaten mischief to the inoffensive community; and especially to warn all citizens careful of their safety against intruding on the premises which she overshadows with her wings.
It is not the least among the strange things bred by the intense artificialness of sea-usages, that while in the open air of the deck some officers will, upon provocation, bear themselves boldly and defyingly enough towards their commander; yet, ten to one, let those very officers the next moment go down to their customary dinner in that same commander's cabin, and straightway their inoffensive, not to say deprecatory and humble air towards him, as he sits at the head of the table; this is marvellous, sometimes most comical.
This dried material they would then grind to a fine powder, and after they had mixed it up well with a mysterious but inoffensive brown rock which they brought in and ground up by the hundreds of carloads for that purpose, the substance was ready to be put into bags and sent out to the world as any one of a hundred different brands of standard bone phosphate.
Shelby's representations, and partly from the remarkably inoffensive and quiet character of the man, Tom had insensibly won his way far into the confidence even of such a man as Haley.
In every gallery in Europe there are hideous pictures of blood, carnage, oozing brains, putrefaction--pictures portraying intolerable suffering--pictures alive with every conceivable horror, wrought out in dreadful detail--and similar pictures are being put on the canvas every day and publicly exhibited--without a growl from anybody--for they are innocent, they are inoffensive, being works of art.
Chase was given to some scores of inoffensive persons who had never been near the Old Bailey in their lives, in the realisation of this fancy, and they were roughly hustled and maltreated.
To the peasants of old times, the world outside their own direct experience was a region of vagueness and mystery: to their untravelled thought a state of wandering was a conception as dim as the winter life of the swallows that came back with the spring; and even a settler, if he came from distant parts, hardly ever ceased to be viewed with a remnant of distrust, which would have prevented any surprise if a long course of inoffensive conduct on his part had ended in the commission of a crime; especially if he had any reputation for knowledge, or showed any skill in handicraft.
On the other hand, such and so multiplied were the means of vexation and oppression possessed by the great Barons, that they never wanted the pretext, and seldom the will, to harass and pursue, even to the very edge of destruction, any of their less powerful neighbours, who attempted to separate themselves from their authority, and to trust for their protection, during the dangers of the times, to their own inoffensive conduct, and to the laws of the land.
If it so happens that there is no fortune large enough to keep open house in this way, the big-wigs of the place choose a place of meeting, as they did at Alencon, in the house of some inoffensive person, whose settled life and character and position offers no umbrage to the vanities or the interests of any one.
A young fellow, apparently in somewhat better circumstances, who came to take the seat beside me from preference, listened to my reasoning with inoffensive smiles.
By nature inoffensive, friendly, and obliging, his presentation at St.