mean no offense

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of mean no offense

:to not want to cause a person or group to feel hurt, angry, or upset by something said or done
  • I mean no offense, but isn't there someone more qualified for the job?

Word by Word Definitions

mean play
  1. : to have in the mind as a purpose : intend

  2. : to design for or destine to a specified purpose or future

  3. : to serve or intend to convey, show, or indicate : signify

  1. : lacking distinction or eminence : humble

  2. : lacking in mental discrimination : dull

  3. : of poor, shabby, or inferior quality or status

  1. : occupying a middle position : intermediate in space, order, time, kind, or degree

  2. : occupying a position about midway between extremes

  3. : serving as a means : intermediary

  1. : something intervening or intermediate

  2. : a middle point between extremes

  3. : a value that lies within a range of values and is computed according to a prescribed law: such as

offense play
  1. : an act of stumbling

  2. : a cause or occasion of sin : stumbling block

  3. : something that outrages the moral or physical senses


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