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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:
Adj.1.offending - offending against or breaking a law or rule; "contracts offending against the statute were canceled"
unoffending - not offending; "an unoffending motorist should not have been stopped"

offending

adjective upsetting, disturbing, offensive, unpleasant, unsavoury, unpalatable, disagreeable The book was withdrawn and the offending passages deleted.
Translations

offending

[əˈfendɪŋ]
A. ADJ (esp hum) the dentist proceeded to fill the offending toothel dentista procedió a empastar el diente culpable
the book was withdrawn for the offending passages to be deletedel libro fue retirado para eliminar los pasajes responsables de la controversia
he put the offending object out of sightguardó el objeto causante del conflicto
he put the offending jacket back in the wardrobepuso de nuevo en el armario la chaqueta que según parecía era un atentado contra el buen gusto
B. CPD offending behaviour N [of criminal, delinquent] → conducta f delictiva

offending

[əˈfɛndɪŋ] adjincriminé(e)
the offending item → l'article incriminé

offending

adj
(= giving offence) remarkkränkend, beleidigend
(= law-breaking) personzuwiderhandelnd; behaviourkriminell; the offending party (Jur) → die schuldige Partei; (fig)der/die Schuldige
(= causing problem)störend; (= faulty) wire, partdefekt; the offending objectder Stein des Anstoßes

offending

[əˈfɛndɪŋ] adj (often) (hum) (word, object) → incriminato/a