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offend

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offend

 
 
pronunciation:
fend
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part of speech: verb
inflections: offended, offending, offends
definition: to cause to be angry, annoyed, or insulted.
Cruelty to animals offends most people.I was offended when he called me a liar.
synonyms:
abuse, affront, anger, insult, torment
similar words:
aggravate, embarrass, exasperate, humiliate, incense, injure, outrage, slight, snub, wound
derivation: offender (n.)
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