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Offense

Of`fense´
n.1.The act of offending in any sense; esp., a crime or a sin, an affront or an injury.
2.The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure; as, to cause offense.
3.A cause or occasion of stumbling or of sin.
Woe to that man by whom the offense cometh!
- Matt. xviii. 7.
4.In any contest, the act or process of attacking as contrasted with the act of defending; the offensive; as, to go on the offense.
5.(Sports) The members of a team who have the primary responsibility to score goals, in contrast to those who have the responsibility to defend, i.e. to prevent the opposing team from scoring goal.
To take offense
to feel, or assume to be, injured or affronted; to become angry or hostile.
Weapons of offense
those which are used in attack, in distinction from those of defense, which are used to repel.
Noun1.offense - a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
2.offense - a feeling of anger caused by being offended; "he took offence at my question"
Synonyms: umbrage, offence
3.offense - a crime less serious than a felony
4.offense - the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score
Synonyms: offence
Antonyms:
defending team, defense, defence - (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring; "his teams are always good on defense"
5.Offenseoffense - the action of attacking an enemy
Synonyms: offence, offensive
aggravated assault, amphibious attack, angry look, armed assault, aspersion, assailing, assailment, assault, attack, bad faith, banzai attack, blitz, blitzkrieg, breach, breach of contract, breach of faith, breach of privilege, breach of promise, breach of trust, breaking, breakthrough, brickbat, casus belli, charge, contempt, contravention, contumely, counterattack, counteroffensive, coup de main, crime, crime against humanity, crippling attack, cut, dead set at, deadly sin, delict, delinquency, dereliction, descent on, despite, dirty look, diversion, diversionary attack, drive, dudgeon, dump, enormity, error, evil, failure, fault, felony, flank attack, flout, flouting, frontal attack, frown, gas attack, genocide, gibe, glare, glower, guilty act, head-on attack, heavy sin, huff, humiliation, illegality, impropriety, indiscretion, inexpiable sin, infiltration, infraction, infringement, iniquity, injury, jeer, jeering, lapse, lightning attack, lightning war, malefaction, malfeasance, malum, mass attack, megadeath, miff, minor wrong, misdemeanor, misfeasance, mock, mockery, mortal sin, mugging, nonfeasance, offensive, omission, onset, onslaught, overkill, panzer warfare, peccadillo, peccancy, pique, provocation, push, put-down, raw nerve, red rag, resentment, run against, run at, rush, sally, scoff, scowl, scurrility, shock tactics, sin of commission, sin of omission, sinful act, slip, snuff, sore point, sore spot, sortie, strike, taunt, tender spot, tort, trespass, trip, umbrage, uncomplimentary remark, unprovoked assault, unutterable sin, venial sin, violation, wrong, wrongdoing
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