|1.||Giving offense; causing displeasure or resentment; displeasing; annoying; |
|2.||Giving pain or unpleasant sensations; disagreeable; revolting; noxious; |
|3.||Making the first attack; assailant; aggressive; hence, used in attacking; - opposed to |
|n.||1.||The state or posture of one who offends or makes attack; aggressive attitude; the act of the attacking party; - opposed to |
|Noun||1.||offensive - the action of attacking an enemy|
|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"|
|2.||offensive - for the purpose of attack rather than defense; "offensive weapons"|
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"|
|4.||offensive - morally offensive; "an unsavory reputation"; "an unsavory scandal"|
|5.||offensive - unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"|
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'"|
|7.||offensive - causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench"|