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Overview of noun offensive

The noun offensive has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) offense, offence, offensive

(the action of attacking an enemy)


Overview of adj offensive

The adj offensive has 7 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) offensive, violative

(violating or tending to violate or offend against; "violative of the principles of liberty"; "considered such depravity offensive against all laws of humanity")

2. offensive

(for the purpose of attack rather than defense; "offensive weapons")

3. offensive

(causing anger or annoyance; "offensive remarks")

4. unsavory, unsavoury, offensive

(morally offensive; "an unsavory reputation"; "an unsavory scandal")

5. offensive

(unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors")

6. dysphemistic, offensive

(substitute a harsher or distasteful term for a mild one ; "`nigger' is a dysphemistic term for `African-American'")

7. nauseating, nauseous, noisome, queasy, loathsome, offensive, sickening, vile

(causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench")

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