Offensiveness



[uh-fen-siv or for 4, 5, aw-fen-, of-en-] /əˈfɛn sɪv or for 4, 5, ˈɔ fɛn-, ˈɒf ɛn-/

adjective
1.
causing resentful displeasure; highly irritating, angering, or annoying:
offensive television commercials.
2.
unpleasant or disagreeable to the sense:
an offensive odor.
3.
repugnant to the moral sense, good taste, or the like; insulting:
an offensive remark; an offensive joke.
4.
pertaining to or attack:
the offensive movements of their troops.
5.
characterized by attack; aggressive:
offensive warfare.
noun
6.
the position or attitude of aggression or attack:
to take the offensive.
7.
an aggressive movement or attack:
a carefully planned naval offensive.
/əˈfɛnsɪv/
adjective
1.
unpleasant or disgusting, as to the senses
2.
causing anger or annoyance; insulting
3.
for the purpose of attack rather than defence
noun
4.
the offensive, an attitude or position of aggression
5.
an assault, attack, or military initiative, esp a strategic one
adj.

“attacking” (1540s), “insulting” (1570s), both from Middle French offensif (16c.) and directly from Medieval Latin offensivus, from Latin offens-, past participle stem of offendere “offend” (see offend). Related: Offensively; offensiveness.
n.

“condition of attacking, aggressive action,” 1720, from offensive (adj.).

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Offensively

    [uh-fen-siv or for 4, 5, aw-fen-, of-en-] /əˈfɛn sɪv or for 4, 5, ˈɔ fɛn-, ˈɒf ɛn-/ adjective 1. causing resentful displeasure; highly irritating, angering, or annoying: offensive television commercials. 2. unpleasant or disagreeable to the sense: an offensive odor. 3. repugnant to the moral sense, good taste, or the like; insulting: an offensive remark; […]

  • Offer

    [aw-fer, of-er] /ˈɔ fər, ˈɒf ər/ verb (used with object) 1. to present for acceptance or rejection; proffer: He offered me a cigarette. 2. to propose or put forward for consideration: to offer a suggestion. 3. to propose or volunteer (to do something): She offered to accompany me. 4. to make a show of intention […]



  • Offer document

    noun 1. a document sent by a person or firm making a takeover bid to the shareholders of the target company, giving details of the offer that has been made and, usually, reasons for accepting it

  • Offered

    [aw-fer, of-er] /ˈɔ fər, ˈɒf ər/ verb (used with object) 1. to present for acceptance or rejection; proffer: He offered me a cigarette. 2. to propose or put forward for consideration: to offer a suggestion. 3. to propose or volunteer (to do something): She offered to accompany me. 4. to make a show of intention […]



Disclaimer: Offensiveness definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.