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of·fend

 (ə-fĕnd′)
v. of·fend·ed, of·fend·ing, of·fends
v.tr.
1. To cause displeasure, anger, resentment, or wounded feelings in: We were offended by his tasteless jokes.
2. To be displeasing or disagreeable to: Onions offend my sense of smell.
v.intr.
1. To result in displeasure: Bad manners may offend.
2.
a. To violate a moral or divine law; sin.
b. To violate a rule or law: offended against the curfew.

[Middle English offenden, from Old French offendre, from Latin offendere; see gwhen- in Indo-European roots.]

of·fend′er n.
Synonyms: offend, insult, affront, outrage
These verbs mean to cause resentment, humiliation, or hurt. To offend is to cause displeasure, wounded feelings, or repugnance in another: "He often offended men who might have been useful friends" (John Lothrop Motley).
Insult implies gross insensitivity, insolence, or contemptuous rudeness: "My father had insulted her by refusing to come to our wedding" (James Carroll).
To affront is to insult openly, usually intentionally: "He continued to belabor the poor woman in a studied effort to affront his hated chieftain" (Edgar Rice Burroughs).
Outrage implies the flagrant violation of a person's integrity, pride, or sense of right and decency: "He revered the men and women who transformed this piece of grassland into a great city, and he was outraged by the attacks on their reputation" (James S. Hirsch).

offended

(əˈfɛndɪd)
adj
upset or angry
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.offended - hurt or upset; "she looked offended"; "face had a pained and puzzled expression"
displeased - not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure

offended

adjective upset, pained, hurt, bothered, disturbed, distressed, outraged, stung, put out (informal), grieved, disgruntled, agitated, ruffled, resentful, affronted, miffed (informal), displeased, in a huff, piqued, huffy She is terribly offended and hurt by personal remarks.
Translations

offended

[əˈfɛndɪd] adj [person] → offensé(e)

offended

adjbeleidigt, gekränkt; don’t be offendedseien Sie (doch) nicht beleidigt, nehmen Sie mir etc das nicht übel; to be offended by somethingsich von etw verletzt fühlen; to look offendedeine beleidigte Miene machen
References in classic literature ?
The childless old lady had offered to adopt one of the girls when the troubles came, and was much offended because her offer was declined.
She was fanciful, had all sorts of unspoken preferences, and was easily offended.
Madame Lebrun might be offended if we both stayed away.
demanded the old soldier, erecting himself in the dignity of offended feeling.
Not knowing in what way he had offended, but convinced that it was only by the grace of Andrews he had escaped a dungeon, Mr.
Holgrave, that you should have ideas like these," rejoined Hepzibah, drawing up her gaunt figure with slightly offended dignity.
My lady put up her scornful lip and withdrew to one side; she said in their hearing that she would as soon think of eating with the other cattle -- a remark which embarrassed these poor devils merely be- cause it referred to them, and not because it insulted or offended them, for it didn't.
If you stop a German in the street and ask him to direct you to a certain place, he shows no sign of feeling offended.
The objectionable word, uttered in a high treble, floated back to the offended ears of Mrs.
Weston's surprize, and felt that it must be great, at an address which, in words and manner, was assuming to himself the right of first interest in her; and as for herself, she was too much provoked and offended to have the power of directly saying any thing to the purpose.
Do not be offended, Elinor, if my praise of him is not in every thing equal to your sense of his merits.
No happy reconciliation was to be had with him- -no cheering smile or generous word: but still the Christian was patient and placid; and when I asked him if he forgave me, he answered that he was not in the habit of cherishing the remembrance of vexation; that he had nothing to forgive, not having been offended.