: not offending or offensive
especially : not harming : harmless, innocuous

Word History


un- entry 1 + offending, present participle of offend

First Known Use

1569, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unoffending was in 1569

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“Unoffending.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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