inoffensively


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.inoffensively - in a not unpleasantly offensive manner; "that wretched beast, the elephant, breathing inoffensively not a pace behind me"
offensively - in an unpleasantly offensive manner; "he smelled offensively unwashed"
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Andrea's hand left his pocket inoffensively, and was carried up to the red mustache, which it played with for some time.
I carried on shore with me the young man whose mother was starved to death, and the maid also; she was a sober, well-educated, religious young woman, and behaved so inoffensively that every one gave her a good word; she had, indeed, an unhappy life with us, there being no woman in the ship but herself, but she bore it with patience.
Nevertheless, a large number of Americans think the word "retard" can be used inoffensively in other situations.
The reformed popsters are still every bit as popular as ever, selling out the biggest venue in the country, but they're also still as inoffensively bland and forgettable as ever.
While there is some risk that such a campaign would seem patronizing, there are many ways in which it could be inoffensively provided through immigration authorities, settlement organizations, and the like.
This rounded hill sits quietly and inoffensively above Loch Ossian but the increasing popularity of the remote railway halt at Corrour has seen its stock rise in recent years.
Nathan Sykes got hold of his band's official Twitter (you know, the type that promotes singles and inoffensively asks how everyone's New Year was) and replied to a One Direction fan who'd sent them abuse.
My first was the aforementioned Sydney - vibrant, inoffensively jingoistic, infused with a larrikin spirit.
A surprise perhaps that an occasion so inoffensively celebratory should produce something so musically angry - the 77-year-old knight's work fizzling with rage against the machine, in this case the UK's disastrous military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We're not talking "Scared Straight" here when she inoffensively but infectiously snaps, "He's no good girl, no good for you/You better get to gettin' on your goodbye shoes/And go, go, go.
It's big and is inoffensively, if rather cheaply, decked out.