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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.
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inoffensive

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

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inoffensive

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

inoffensive

[ˌɪnəˈfensɪv] ADJinofensivo
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inoffensive

[ˌɪnəˈfɛnsɪv] adjinoffensif/ive
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inoffensive

adjharmlos
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inoffensive

[ˌɪnəˈfɛnsɪv] adjinoffensivo/a, innocuo/a
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inoffensive

(inəˈfensiv) adjective
harmless; not likely to offend. an inoffensive remark.
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References in classic literature ?
AN Inoffensive Person walking in a public place was assaulted by a Stranger with a Club, and severely beaten.
Meantime, as he listened to the usual report, he had the most innocent and inoffensive air.
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.
By nature inoffensive, friendly, and obliging, his presentation at St.
Though adopted into the tribe, he still retained the warlike spirit of his race, and loathed the peaceful, inoffensive habits of those around him.
Tom, however, cautiously avoided all engagements with that youth; for besides that Tommy Jones was an inoffensive lad amidst all his roguery, and really loved Blifil, Mr Thwackum being always the second of the latter, would have been sufficient to deter him.
In destroying the southern whale (like the Greenland whale, an inoffensive creature), your traders do a culpable action, Master Land.
"I'll admit I don't like defeat any more than you do, or any more than I like the idea of killing such pretty, inoffensive creatures."
The procession was as placid as the passing of a flock of lambs, and as inoffensive as a flight of birds sweeping through the air.
The other day he nearly fractured my skull for singing a pretty, inoffensive love-song, on purpose to amuse him.'
Will the person who called me a liar kindly stand up that I may know him?" (A voice, "Here he is, sir!" and an inoffensive little person in spectacles, struggling violently, was held up among a group of students.) "Did you venture to call me a liar?" ("No, sir, no!" shouted the accused, and disappeared like a jack-in-the-box.) "If any person in this hall dares to doubt my veracity, I shall be glad to have a few words with him after the lecture." ("Liar!") "Who said that?" (Again the inoffensive one plunging desperately, was elevated high into the air.) "If I come down among you " (General chorus of "Come, love, come!" which interrupted the proceedings for some moments, while the chairman, standing up and waving both his arms, seemed to be conducting the music.
They were very inoffensive as long as they were few in numbers, but in the morning (21st) being joined by others they showed symptoms of hostility, and we thought that we should have come to a skirmish.