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offense

of·fense

offense

 
pronunciation:
fens
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a violation of a law, rule, or standard of conduct; crime, sin, or breach of good conduct.
synonyms:
breach, crime, infraction, misdeed, sin, transgression, trespass
similar words:
error, malfeasance, violation
definition 2: a minor violation of criminal law.
synonyms:
misdemeanor
similar words:
grievance, infraction, infringement, petit larceny, petty larceny, violation
definition 3: something that offends or displeases.
synonyms:
affront, indignity, insult
similar words:
abuse, embarrassment, insolence, outrage, slap, snub, violation
definition 4: the feeling caused by being offended.
I take offense at your remarks.
synonyms:
resentment, umbrage
similar words:
affront, embarrassment, huff, humiliation, indignation, miff, outrage, pique, violation
definition 5: the act or capability of attacking, as in military conflict or sports. (Cf. defense.)
synonyms:
aggression, assault, attack, charge, onset, raid
similar words:
onslaught, readiness
definition 6: the military force or sports team that attacks. (Cf. defense.)
synonyms:
offensive
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