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offensive

of·fen·sive

offensive

 
 
pronunciation:
fen sihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: unpleasant; disagreeable; repugnant.
an offensive smell
synonyms:
disgusting, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, obnoxious, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, sickening
antonyms:
innocuous, inoffensive, pleasant
similar words:
abominable, distasteful, foul, gross, noisome, objectionable, odious, putrid, rancid, ugly, unpleasant, unsavory
definition 2: causing resentment or anger; insulting; hostile.
an offensive remark
synonyms:
affronting, galling, insulting, objectionable, obnoxious
similar words:
abusive, aggressive, contemptuous, distasteful, hostile, injurious, insolent, nasty, outrageous, rude
definition 3: of, pertaining to, or designed for attack; aggressive.
an offensive military strategy
synonyms:
belligerent, martial
antonyms:
defensive
similar words:
aggressive, hostile, military, pugnacious, truculent, warlike
definition 4: in sports, designating or pertaining to an individual or team that is seeking to score.
 
similar words:
shooting
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an attitude or position of attack; attacking side (of an army or sports team).
synonyms:
offense
definition 2: an act of aggression; hostile action; assault.
synonyms:
assault, attack, charge, onslaught, raid
similar words:
aggression, hostility, incursion, invasion, onset, strike
derivations: offensively (adv.), offensiveness (n.)