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offending

adjective [before noun] uk   us   /əˈfen.dɪŋ/ often humorous
unwanted, often because unpleasant and causing problems: "There's a hair in my soup!" "Well, pass it over here and I'll remove the offending article."
Translations of “offending”
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人不快的, 讓人生氣的, 麻煩的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人不快的, 让人生气的, 麻烦的…
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