Definition of Offensive. Meaning of Offensive. Synonyms of Offensive

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Definition of Offensive

Offensive
Offensive Of*fen"sive, a. [Cf.F. offensif. See Offend.] 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. ``Offensive to the stomach.' --Bacon. 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. Syn: Displeasing; disagreeable; distasteful; obnoxious; abhorrent; disgusting; impertinent; rude; saucy; reproachful; opprobrious; insulting; insolent; abusive; scurrilous; assailant; attacking; invading. -- Of*fen"sive*ly, adv. -- Of*fen"sive*ness, n.
Offensive
Offensive Of*fen"sive, n. The state or posture of one who offends or makes attack; aggressive attitude; the act of the attacking party; -- opposed to defensive. To act on the offensive, to be the attacking party.

Meaning of Offensive from wikipedia

- Offensive may refer to: Offensive, the former name of the Dutch political party Socialist Alternative Offensive (military), an attack Offensive language...
- the eleven players of the offense are broken into two groups: the five offensive linemen, whose primary job is to block, and the six backs and receivers...
- The Tet Offensive (Vietnamese: Sự kiện Tết Mậu Thân 1968), or officially called The General Offensive and Uprising of Tet Mau Than 1968 (Vietnamese: Tổng...
- de la Somme, German: Schlacht an der Somme), also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British...
- The 1918 Spring Offensive, or Kaiserschlacht (Kaiser's Battle), also known as the Ludendorff Offensive, was a series of German attacks along the Western...
- The 2018 Southern Syria offensive, code-named Operation Basalt (Arabic: عملية البازلت‎), was a military operation launched by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA)...
- The As-Suwayda offensive (August–September 2018) began on 6 August, in rural areas of the Suwayda Governorate in southeast Syria after the Islamic State...
- Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II. It was launched through...
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and Valve Corporation...
- but the Germans captured Fort Douaumont in the first three days of the offensive. The German advance slowed in the next few days, despite many French casualties...
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