- Word Explorer, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||offended, offending, offends
||to cause to be angry, annoyed, or insulted.
Cruelty to animals offends most people.I was offended when he called me a liar.
- abuse, affront, anger, insult, torment
- similar words:
- aggravate, embarrass, exasperate, humiliate, incense, injure, outrage, slight, snub, wound
||affront, antagonize, disagree, insult, shock
The word offend
contains the following part:
that means towards; against; away
More about this word part:
The prefix of-
is an assimilated form of ob-
used before roots beginning with "f." See ob-