inoffensive


in·of·fen·sive

adjective \ˌin-ə-ˈfen(t)-siv\

: not likely to offend or bother anyone : not offensive

Full Definition of INOFFENSIVE

1
:  causing no harm or injury
2
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

  1. The priest was a mild-mannered inoffensive fellow.
  2. <an inoffensive little joke at the opening of his speech>

First Known Use of INOFFENSIVE

1646

Rhymes with INOFFENSIVE

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