offensive Significado en Diccionario Cambridge Inglés Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Significado de “offensive” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "offensive" - Diccionario Inglés

See all translations

offensiveadjective

uk   /əˈfen.sɪv/ us   /əˈfen.sɪv/
  • offensive adjective (UPSETTING)

B2 causing offence: This programme contains language that some viewers might find offensive. He told some really offensive sexist jokes.
Opposite
unpleasant: offensive smells

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

offensively
adverb uk   /əˈfen.sɪv.li/ us   /əˈfen.sɪv.li/
offensiveness
noun [U] uk   /əˈfen.sɪv.nəs/ us   /əˈfen.sɪv.nəs/

offensivenoun [C]

uk   /əˈfen.sɪv/ us   /əˈfen.sɪv/
a planned military attack: They launched the land offensive in the middle of the night. UN troops have gone on the offensive (= started to attack).
take the offensive
to attack first
(Definition of offensive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "offensive" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

See all translations

offensivenoun [C]

us   /əˈfen·sɪv/
  • offensive noun [C] (MILITARY ATTACK)

a planned military attack: They launched the land offensive in the middle of the night.

offensiveadjective

us   /əˈfen·sɪv/
  • offensive adjective (OF A MILITARY ATTACK)

relating to or being a planned military attack: an offensive action
  • offensive adjective (OF BAD FEELINGS)

causing someone to be upset or to have hurt feelings: offensive comments/jokes
Offensive can be used more generally to mean unpleasant: an offensive odor
(Definition of offensive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "offensive" - Diccionario Inglés para los negocios

See all translations

offensiveadjective

uk   /əˈfensɪv/ us  
causing someone to feel upset and angry, often because of being rude: offensive to sb His comments were highly offensive to women. The channel ran a series of grossly offensive advertisements.
(Definition of offensive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de offensive
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Más definiciones de “offensive” en inglés

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Aprende más 

Palabra del día

ultraviolet

Ultraviolet light has a wavelength that is after the violet (= light purple) end of the range of colours that can be seen by humans. Light of this type causes the skin to become darker in the sun.

Palabra del día

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Aprende más