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offensive

noun

1 offensive

The action of attacking an enemy.

synonyms: offence, offense.

Dutch: klaar om aan te vallen, offensief



adjective

1 offensive

Violating or tending to violate or offend against:
— Considered such depravity offensive against all laws of humanity.

synonym: violative.

Roget 653: dirty, filthy, grimy; unclean, impure; soiled etc. v.; not to be handled with kid gloves; dusty, snuffy, smutty, sooty, ... show more

Roget 716: attacking etc. v.; aggressive, offensive, obsidional.    up in arms.   

Roget 898: hating etc. v.; abhorrent; averse from etc. (disliking) 867; set against.    bitter etc. (acrimonious) 895; ... show more

2 offensive

For the purpose of attack rather than defense.

3 offensive

Causing anger or annoyance.

Polish: obelżywy, obraźliwy

4 offensive

Morally offensive.

synonyms: unsavory, unsavoury.

5 offensive

Unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses.

6 offensive

Causing or able to cause nausea.

synonyms: loathsome, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, queasy, sickening, vile.

Roget 395: unsavory, unpalatable, unsweetened, unsweet; ill-flavored; bitter, bitter as gall; acrid, acrimonious; rough.    offensive, repulsive, nasty; ... show more

Roget 401: fetid; strong-smelling; high, bad, strong, fulsome, offensive, noisome, rank, rancid, reasty, tainted, musty, fusty, ... show more

Roget 830: causing pain, hurting etc. v.; hurtful etc. (bad) 649; painful; dolorific, dolorous; unpleasant; unpleasing, ... show more

Roget 867: disliking etc. v.; averse from, loathe, loathe to, loth, adverse; shy of, sick of, out of conceit with; disinclined; heartsick, dogsick; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Fescennine, Rabelaisian, abhorrent, abominable, abusive, aggravated assault, aggression, aggressive, amphibious attack, antagonistic, appalling, armed assault, arrant, assailing, assailment, assault, atrocious, attack, attacking, awful ... show more.

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