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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.

inoffensive

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

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.
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"

inoffensive

inoffensive

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

inoffensive

[ˌɪnəˈfensɪv] ADJinofensivo

inoffensive

[ˌɪnəˈfɛnsɪv] adjinoffensif/ive

inoffensive

adjharmlos

inoffensive

[ˌɪnəˈfɛnsɪv] adjinoffensivo/a, innocuo/a

inoffensive

(inəˈfensiv) adjective
harmless; not likely to offend. an inoffensive remark.
References in classic literature ?
For all his old age, and his one arm, and his blind eyes, he must die the death and be murdered, in order to light the gay bridals and other merry-makings of men, and also to illuminate the solemn churches that preach unconditional inoffensiveness by all to all.
and also that Jews, heathens, and other dissenters from the purity of Christian religion may not be scared and kept at a distance from it, but, by having an opportunity of acquainting themselves with the truth and reasonableness of its doctrines, and the peaceableness and inoffensiveness of its professors, may, by good usage and persuasion, and all those convincing methods of gentleness and meekness, suitable to the rules and design of the gospel, be won over to embrace and unfeignedly receive the truth.").
KNEW, and thought, Well, men are like that, or sobbed at night at his turned back, finding his externally malleable inoffensiveness the worst kind of cruelty.
'Corporal punishment, while seemingly benign, poses a serious danger not only because of its prevalence in our households and communities but because of its appearance of inoffensiveness,' Hontiveros said.
Its charming inoffensiveness is at the root of its insidious politics.
By this logic, the survival of ASEAN is due at least as much to its inoffensiveness as to its accomplishments.
Unlike Al Jazeera and RT, CCTV services strive for political neutrality, bordering on inoffensiveness. While none of these channels are especially useful or dependable sources of information about their countries of origin, CCTV is perhaps the least daring of the three, with a perspective on the world that both reflects the Chinese government's policy preference for noninterventionism and is broadly sympathetic to Western neoliberalism.
These findings were further supported with additional measures of participants' perceptions of the fairness and inoffensiveness of the PSAs, which indicated that references to death (in either visual or verbal form) did not appear to unduly skew recipients' perceptions of the PSA in a negative manner.
Since expressions with purely descriptive content are typically inoffensive whereas expressions with purely expressive content are typically offensive, by arguing that slurs are expressions with purely expressive content Hedger (2012) aims to account for the inoffensiveness of expressions like Chinese American and the offensiveness of expressions like chink.
Problem is, its inoffensiveness approaches offensiveness from time to time and as for her version of Frankie Goes To Hollywood's The Power of Love, let us never speak of it again.
Convenient samples collecting, ability of repetitive samples collecting, inoffensiveness, stress free and cheaper cost are some advantages of this method and it has determined that, salivary concentrations of theses hormones have significant relations with their serum amounts [5,21,23].
In mainstream doctrine, the immanent work of God through the Holy Spirit has been either marginalized as too extreme or domesticated into inoffensiveness. "Some argue that, historically, the church became suspicious of potentially uncontrollable aspects of what were claimed to be the work of the Holy Spirit," says Reed.