offend the eye

Definition of offend the eye

  1. :  to be unattractive The billboard offends the eye.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to transgress (see transgress transitive 1) the moral or divine law :  sin

    :  to violate a law or rule :  do wrong

    :  to cause difficulty, discomfort, or injury

  1. :  a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

    :  the nearly spherical usually paired hollow organ of sight in vertebrates that is filled with a jellylike material, is lined with a photosensitive retina, and is lodged in a bony orbit in the skull

    :  all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  1. :  to fix the eyes on :  look at

    :  contemplate, consider

    :  to watch or study closely

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a brief usually trivial fact

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