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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).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.offender - a person who transgresses moral or civil lawoffender - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
abuser, maltreater - someone who abuses
aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker - someone who attacks
bad person - a person who does harm to others
barrater, barrator - someone guilty of barratry
convict - a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
delinquent, juvenile delinquent - a young offender
defector, deserter - a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
ganef, ganof, gonif, goniff - (Yiddish) a thief or dishonest person or scoundrel (often used as a general term of abuse)
transgressor - someone who transgresses; someone who violates a law or command; "the way of transgressors is hard"
malfeasant - one guilty of malfeasance
molester - someone who subjects others to unwanted or improper sexual activities
nonattender, no-show, truant - someone who shirks duty
culprit, perpetrator - someone who perpetrates wrongdoing
fancy man, pandar, pander, panderer, pimp, procurer, ponce - someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)
principal - (criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement
backslider, reversionist, recidivist - someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior
miscreant, reprobate - a person without moral scruples
shark - a person who is ruthless and greedy and dishonest
pettifogger, shyster - a person (especially a lawyer or politician) who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods
evildoer, sinner - a person who sins (without repenting)
supplanter, usurper - one who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another
war criminal - an offender who violates international law during times of war

offender

noun criminal, convict, con (slang), crook, lag (slang), villain, culprit, sinner, delinquent, felon, jailbird, wrongdoer, miscreant, malefactor, evildoer, transgressor, lawbreaker Sex offenders often attack again when they are released.

offender

noun
One who commits a crime:
Law: felon.
Translations
مُرْتَكِب جَريمَه، مُخالِف
lovovertræder
afbrotamaîur
delikvent
prestopnik

offender

[əˈfəndəʳ] N
1. (= lawbreaker) → delincuente mf; (against traffic regulations etc) → infractor(a) m/f
first offenderdelincuente mf sin antecedentes penales
2. (moral) → transgresor(a) m/f, pecador(a) m/f
regarding air pollution, industry is the worst offenderen lo que se refiere a la contaminación atmosférica, la industria es la mayor culpable
3. (= insulter) → ofensor(a) m/f

offender

[əˈfɛndər] n
(= criminal) → délinquant(e) m/f
(against regulations)contrevenant(e) m/f
to be the worst offender [thing, person] → être le grand coupable

offender

n (= law-breaker)(Straf)täter(in) m(f); (against traffic laws) → Verkehrssünder(in) m(f); sex offenderSexualstraftäter(in) m(f); who left that here? — I’m afraid I was the offenderwer hat das da liegen lassen? — ich war der Übeltäter; they are the worst offenders when it comes to …wenn es um … geht, sind sie die schlimmsten ? first offender, young offender

offender

[əˈfɛndəʳ] n (frm) (criminal) → delinquente m/f; (culprit) → reo/a, colpevole m/f

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.
References in classic literature ?
He forgot not his words, and did justice, by punishing the offender," said the undaunted daughter.
In even, icy tones the judge continued: "And it is well they should remember that the law is no respecter of persons and that the dignity of this court will be enforced, no matter who the offender may happen to be.
Suspicion, unless averted, might fix upon the real offender.
This personage prefigured and represented in his aspect the whole dismal severity of the Puritanic code of law, which it was his business to administer in its final and closest application to the offender.
He did not drink or fight, because he was thinking all the time of Ona; and for the rest, he was a quiet, steady man, who did what he was told to, did not lose his temper often, and when he did lose it made the offender anxious that he should not lose it again.
Mas'r George, however, joined the offender in the laugh, and declared decidedly that Mose was a "buster.
I have contemplated the imprisonment of the offender, rather than the seizure of his goods--though both will serve the same purpose--because they who assert the purest right, and consequently are most dangerous to a corrupt State, commonly have not spent much time in accumulating property.
If a policeman catches him in an unlawful act and proceeds to arrest him, the offender proclaims that he is a student, and perhaps shows his matriculation card, whereupon the officer asks for his address, then goes his way, and reports the matter at headquarters.
But the success was not so pronounced with the offender.
He never said who was the real offender, though he smarted for it next day, and was imprisoned so many hours that he came forth with a whole churchyard-full of skeletons swarming all over his Latin Dictionary.
As to me, I think my sister must have had some general idea that I was a young offender whom an Accoucheur Policemen had taken up (on my birthday) and delivered over to her, to be dealt with according to the outraged majesty of the law.
The holland dress of the third offender had changed from yellow to white as she passed from the gray eastern twilight on the staircase into the warm western glow in the room.