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offending

adjective

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offending

verb
present participle of offend

Synonyms & Antonyms of offending (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Offending.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/offending. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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