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...
- 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...
- The northwestern Syria offensive, codenamed "Dawn of Idlib" (Arabic: فجر إدلب‎), is a military operation launched on 30 April 2019 by the Syrian Armed...
- 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...
- July and August 1943. The battle began with the launch of the German offensive, Operation Citadel (German: Unternehmen Zitadelle), on 5 July, which had...
- 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...
- The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British Empire and French...
- Bagration) was the codename for the Soviet 1944 Belorussian Strategic Offensive Operation, (Russian: Белорусская наступательная операция «Багратион»,...
- The linemen of the team currently in possession of the ball are the offensive line, while linemen on the opposing team are the defensive line. A number...
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and Valve Corporation...
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