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offended

verb
past tense of offend

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1 to commit an offense
  • since this is the first time you've offended, we'll let you off lightly

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2 to cause hurt feelings or deep resentment in
  • the visitor unintentionally offended his hosts terribly by failing to compliment them on the elaborately prepared meal

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“Offended.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/offended. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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