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offenses

noun
variants: or offences
plural of offense

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2 the act or action of setting upon with force or violence
  • combat casualties grew enormously as the weapons of offense became far more technologically advanced than defensive armor

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3 an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings
  • a diplomat never deliberately gives offense

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4 the feeling of being offended or resentful after a slight or indignity
  • my mother was prone to take offense even at the most innocent remark

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“Offenses.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/offenses. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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