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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 ?
The feuds of White Plume, however, had not been confined to the red men; he had much to say of brushes with bee hunters, a class of offenders for whom he seemed to cherish a particular abhorrence.
And thus I had a second escape, for they were convicted, and both hanged, being old offenders, though but young people.
For such offenders, if any such there be, a rod of birch is hanging over the fireplace, and a heavy ferule lies on the master's desk.
It has been used as a prison for political offenders for two or three hundred years, and its dungeon walls are scarred with the rudely carved names of many and many a captive who fretted his life away here and left no record of himself but these sad epitaphs wrought with his own hands.
I'll tell you what, Wrench, this is beyond a joke," said the Mayor, who of late had had to rebuke offenders with an official air, and how broadened himself by putting his thumbs in his armholes.
Boy after boy, he called the offenders out and gave them their choice; and, boy by boy, each one elected to pay the fine imposed.
And, like his olden nights, his ukase went forth that there should be no quarrelling nor fighting, offenders to be dealt with by him personally.
In a word, he never pardoned because the offender himself, or his friends, were unwilling that he should be punished.
He happened to have turned his eyes towards the offender whom Mr Meagles had so angrily collared.
It is this: The punishment which may be the consequence of conviction upon impeachment, is not to terminate the chastisement of the offender.
There is little doubt that my pretty piglet has been eaten by that horrid kitten, and if that is true the offender must be punished.
Caswall, who was the offender, are out of range as witnesses.

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