Definition of Offensiveness. Meaning of Offensiveness. Synonyms of Offensiveness
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Definition of Offensiveness
OffensivenessOffensive 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.
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