: causing no harm or injury
a : giving no provocation : peaceable
b : not objectionable to the senses
— in·of·fen·sive·ly adverb
— in·of·fen·sive·ness noun
Examples of INOFFENSIVE
- The priest was a mild-mannered inoffensive fellow.
- <an inoffensive little joke at the opening of his speech>
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Related to INOFFENSIVE
- anodyne, benign, hurtless, innocent, innocuous, harmless, safe, white
- adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, damaging, dangerous, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, ill, injurious, mischievous, nocuous, noxious, pernicious, prejudicial, wicked
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