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...
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- also known as the Ardennes Counteroffensive, was the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II, and took place from...
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