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English definition of “offensive”

offensive

adjective
 
 
/əˈfensɪv/
UPSETTING B2 likely to make people angry or upset: an offensive remark → Opposite inoffensiveRude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desireSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
ATTACKING used for attacking: an offensive weapon Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badlyAttacking and invading
offensively adverb
(Definition of offensive adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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