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offensive

of·fen·sive

offensive

 
pronunciation:
fen sihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not pleasant; disagreeable.
Wet animals can have an offensive smell.
synonyms:
disgusting, loathsome, nasty, obnoxious
antonyms:
pleasant
similar words:
distasteful, foul, gross, objectionable, ugly, unpleasant
definition 2: causing anger or hurt feelings.
His rude comments were offensive to everyone.
synonyms:
affronting, insulting, objectionable, obnoxious
similar words:
aggressive, distasteful, hostile, insolent, nasty, rude
definition 3: of or made for attack.
The general ordered the soldiers into an offensive position.
synonyms:
belligerent, martial
similar words:
aggressive, hostile, military
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an attitude or position of attack; attacking side of an army or sports team.
Several army divisions were sent to take the offensive.
synonyms:
offense
derivations: offensively (adv.), offensiveness (n.)