offense


offense

noun

Definition of OFFENSE

2
the act or action of setting upon with force or violence <combat casualties grew enormously as the weapons of offense became far more technologically advanced than defensive armor>
3
an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings <a diplomat never deliberately gives offense>
Synonyms affront, barb, brickbat, cut, dart, dig, dis (also diss) [slang], epithet, gird, indignity, name, offense (or offence), outrage, personality, poke, put-down, sarcasm, slap, slight, slur
4
the feeling of being offended or resentful after a slight or indignity <my mother was prone to take offense even at the most innocent remark>
Synonyms dudgeon, huff, miff, offense (or offence), peeve, resentment, umbrage

Variants of OFFENSE

offense or offence

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