Word:

Offensive

Of`fen´sive
a.1.
1.Giving offense; causing displeasure or resentment; displeasing; annoying; as, offensive words.
2.Giving pain or unpleasant sensations; disagreeable; revolting; noxious; as, an offensive smell; offensive sounds.
3.Making the first attack; assailant; aggressive; hence, used in attacking; - opposed to defensive; as, an offensive war; offensive weapons.
League offensive and defensive
a leaque that requires all the parties to it to make war together against any foe, and to defend one another if attacked.
n.1.The state or posture of one who offends or makes attack; aggressive attitude; the act of the attacking party; - opposed to defensive.
To take the offensive
to be the attacking party; to initiate hostilities.
Noun1.Offensiveoffensive - the action of attacking an enemy
Synonyms: offence, offense
Adj.1.offensive - violating or tending to violate or offend against; "violative of the principles of liberty"; "considered such depravity offensive against all laws of humanity"
Synonyms: violative
2.offensive - for the purpose of attack rather than defense; "offensive weapons"
Antonyms:
defensive - intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack; "defensive weapons"; "a defensive stance"
3.offensive - causing anger or annoyance; "offensive remarks"
Antonyms:
inoffensive, unoffending - not causing anger or annoyance; "inoffensive behavior"
4.offensive - morally offensive; "an unsavory reputation"; "an unsavory scandal"
Synonyms: unsavory, unsavoury
5.offensive - unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"
Antonyms:
inoffensive - giving no offense; "a quiet inoffensive man"; "a refreshing inoffensive stimulant"
6.offensive - of an offensive substitute for inoffensive terminology; "`nigger' is a dysphemistic term for `African-American'"
Synonyms: dysphemistic
7.offensive - causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench"
Fescennine, Rabelaisian, abhorrent, abominable, abusive, aggravated assault, aggression, amphibious attack, antagonistic, appalling, armed assault, arrant, assailing, assailment, assault, atrocious, attack, awful, backhand, backhanded, bad, bad-smelling, banzai attack, barfy, base, battling, bawdy, beastly, bellicose, belligerent, below contempt, beneath contempt, blameworthy, blitz, blitzkrieg, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, blue, boorish, brackish, breakthrough, brutal, caddish, calumnious, charge, chauvinist, chauvinistic, chintzy, cloying, coarse, combative, contemptible, contentious, contumelious, counterattack, counteroffensive, coup de main, crippling attack, crude, dead set at, degrading, deplorable, descent on, despicable, detestable, dire, dirty, discourteous, disgusting, displeasing, disrespectful, diversion, diversionary attack, dreadful, drive, egregious, enemy, enormous, evil, execrable, fecal, ferocious, fetid, fierce, fighting, filthy, flagrant, flank attack, forbidding, foul, foul-mouthed, foul-spoken, foul-tongued, frightful, frontal attack, frowsty, frowy, frowzy, full of fight, fulsome, funky, fusty, gamy, gas attack, ghastly, graveolent, grievous, grim, grisly, gross, gruesome, hateful, hawkish, head-on attack, heinous, hideous, high, horrible, horrid, hostile, humiliating, icky, ignoble, ill-bred, ill-smelling, impertinent, impolite, improper, impudent, impure, in bad taste, inappropriate, inconsiderate, indecent, indecorous, indelicate, inelegant, infamous, infiltration, inimical, insensitive, insolent, insulting, ithyphallic, jingo, jingoish, jingoist, jingoistic, lamentable, left-handed, lewd, lightning attack, lightning war, loathsome, lousy, loutish, louty, lurid, maggoty, malodorous, martial, mass attack, mawkish, megadeath, mephitic, miasmal, miasmic, mildewed, mildewy, militant, militaristic, military, moldy, monstrous, mugging, musty, nasty, nauseant, nauseating, nefarious, nidorous, noisome, notorious, noxious, objectionable, obnoxious, obscene, odious, odorous, offense, olid, on the offensive, onset, onslaught, outrageous, overkill, overripe, panzer warfare, pitiable, pitiful, poisonous, pornographic, provocative, pugnacious, push, putrescent, putrid, quarrelsome, rancid, rank, raunchy, reasty, reasy, rebarbative, reechy, reeking, reeky, regrettable, repellent, repelling, reprehensible, repugnant, repulsive, ribald, rotten, rude, run against, run at, rush, saber-rattling, sad, salacious, sally, sanguinary, sanguineous, savage, scandalous, schlock, scrappy, scurrile, scurrilous, scurvy, shabby, shameful, shock tactics, shocking, shoddy, sickening, smellful, smelling, smelly, smoking-room, smutty, soldierlike, soldierly, sordid, sortie, spoiled, squalid, stenchy, stinking, strike, strong, stuffy, sulfurous, sultry, tactless, tasteless, terrible, threatening, too bad, trigger-happy, truculent, unappetizing, unbecoming, unbeseeming, unchaste, uncivil, unclean, uncongenial, undignified, unfeminine, unfitting, unfriendly, ungenteel, ungentle, ungentlemanly, ungrateful, unladylike, unmannerly, unpacific, unpalatable, unpeaceable, unpeaceful, unprintable, unprovoked assault, unrefined, unrepeatable, unsavory, unseemly, unsolicitous, unspeakable, unsuitable, untasteful, unwholesome, vile, villainous, vomity, vulgar, warlike, warmongering, warring, weevily, woeful, worst, worthless, wretched, yucky
Translate Offensive to Spanish, Translate Offensive to German, Translate Offensive to French
Browse
offbeat
Offcut
Offenbach
Offence
offenceless
Offend
Offendant
offended
Offender
offending
Offendress
Offense
Offenseful
Offenseless
Offensible
Offension
-- Offensive --
offensive activity
offensively
offensiveness
Offer
offer price
offer up
Offerable
Offerer
Offering
offering protection
offeror
Offertory
Offerture
Offhand
offhanded
offhandedly
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home