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English definition of “offensive”

offensive

adjective (ATTACKING)    /əˈfen.sɪv/
used for attacking: Since the other side had taken offensive action (= attacked), we had no choice but to defend ourselves. Knives of any sort are classed as offensive weapons.Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badlyArms and munitions in general offensively     /-li/ adverb
(Definition of offensive adjective (ATTACKING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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