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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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