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offensive

of·fen·sive

offensive

 
pronunciation:
fen sihv
part of speech: adjective
definition: causing anger or hurt feelings.
His rude comments were offensive to everyone.
synonyms:
insulting
similar words:
nasty, outrageous, rude
derivations: offensively (adv.), offensiveness (n.)