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Spanish translation of “offend”

offend

verb /əˈfend/
to make feel upset or angry
ofender
If you don’t go to her party she will be offended His criticism offended her.
to be unpleasant or disagreeable
molestar
Cigarette smoke offends me.
offence noun ( offense) a crime
delito, infracción
The police charged him with several offences/offenses.
(any cause of) anger, displeasure, hurt feelings etc
ofensa, atentado
That rubbish dump is an offence/offense to the eye.
offender noun a person who offends, especially against the law
delincuente, infractor
a young offender.
offensive /-siv/ adjective insulting
ofensivo, insultante
offensive remarks.
disgusting
repugnante, desagradable
an offensive smell.
used to attack
ofensivo
an offensive weapon.
offensively adverb
de manera ofensiva
The team is weak offensively.
offensiveness noun
cualidad de ofensivo
be on the offensive to be making an attack
estar a la ofensiva
She expects people to criticize her and so she is always on the offensive.
take offence/offense (with at) to be offended (by something)
ofenderse por, sentirse ofendido por
He took offence/offense at what she said.
(Definition of offend from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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