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offence

noun [U] (UPSET FEELINGS) (US offense)     /əˈfens/
B2 upset and hurt or annoyed feelings , often because someone has been rude or shown no respect : I really didn't mean (to cause /give) any offence (= did not intend to upset anyone) - I was just stating my opinion . Do you think he took offence (= was upset ) at what I said about his hair ?informal If you don't mind , I'd rather go on my own - no offence ( intended ), but I think it would be better .Making people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of offence noun (UPSET FEELINGS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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