Examples of inoffensive in a Sentence
The priest was a mild-mannered inoffensive fellow.
an inoffensive little joke at the opening of his speech
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My best characterization of this by-the-glass list: inoffensive.
If murdering and yelling are the apotheosis of male power in the gaming imagination, inoffensive prettiness is the apotheosis of female power.
To avoid appropriating yoga, the best thing teachers and practitioners can do is learn the history of their practice and ask questions to make informed, inoffensive decisions.
There are many boats with inoffensive names reflecting sun, wind and sky, though not as pretentious as those on the land yachts and giant trailers parked by the dozen in Valdez — Phaetons, Prowlers, Patriots and Presidential Suites.
Eventually capoeiristas were meeting in front of bars, playing an apparently inoffensive kind of dance accompanied by berimbaus.
Senate President Mike Miller managed to pass a bill last year that would have kept Randall’s best-known and most inoffensive stanza while adding White’s aesthetic poetry.
The researchers worked with mouse immune cells that had been treated either with lipopolysaccharide, a bacterial compound that reliably triggers an aggressive immune response, or with inoffensive saline solution and left as controls.
Whiteface is the phenomenon where black people wake up each morning and do our best impression of the inoffensive negro.
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First Known Use of inoffensive
Synonymsanodyne, benign, hurtless, innocent, innocuous, harmless, safe, white
Antonymsadverse, bad, baleful, baneful, damaging, dangerous, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, ill, injurious, mischievous, nocuous, noxious, pernicious, prejudicial, wicked
Related Wordshealthful, healthy, salubrious, wholesome; benignant; sound, trustworthy; gentle, gracious, mild; nonthreatening, painless, unobjectionable; noncorrosive, nondestructive, nonfatal, noninfectious, nonlethal, nonpoisonous, nonpolluting, nontoxic, nonvenomous
Near Antonymspoisonous, venomous; menacing, ominous, sinister, threatening; hazardous, imperiling (or imperilling), jeopardizing, parlous, perilous, risky, unsafe, unsound; nasty, noisome, unhealthful, unhealthy, unwholesome; offensive, painful, scathing, wounding; deadly, fatal, lethal, ruinous; destructive, insidious, malignant, noxious, pestilent, polluted, tainted
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