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  Words related to offensive

Related / Similar Words: offense, offence, dysphemistic, unsavory, unsavoury, violative, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, loathsome, sickening, vile

 

Definition:
  • the action of attacking an enemy;
  • of an offensive substitute for inoffensive terminology; "`nigger'' is a dysphemistic term for `African-American''";
  • unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors";
  • morally offensive; "an unsavory reputation"; "an unsavory scandal";
  • causing anger or annoyance; "offensive remarks";
  • for the purpose of attack rather than defense; "offensive weapons";
  • violating or tending to violate or offend against; "violative of the principles of liberty"; "considered such depravity offensive against all laws of humanity";
  • causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench";

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    See Also: evil, wicked, hateful, unpalatable, unpleasant, disrespectful, harmful, aggressive, hostile

     

    Hyponyms: counteroffensive, dirty war, rollback, push back

     

    Attributes: offensiveness, odiousness, distastefulness

     

     
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