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1. offend

verb. ['əˈfɛnd'] cause to feel resentment or indignation.

Synonyms

  • resent
  • anger

Antonyms

  • hire
  • extinguish
  • proud

Etymology

  • offendo (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Offend

  • overextend
  • comprehend
  • condescend
  • transcend
  • recommend
  • landsend
  • apprehend
  • suspend
  • pretend
  • portend
  • misspend
  • extend
  • expend
  • echemende
  • distend
  • contend
  • befriend
  • yearend
  • unbend
  • relend
  • intend
  • impend
  • descend
  • depend
  • defend
  • commend
  • backend
  • trend
  • spend
  • friend

Example sentences of the word offend


1. Verb, base form
They will not offend anyone and can be appropriate for anyone.

Quotes containing the word offend


1. The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.
- George Bernard Shaw

2. If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.
- Benjamin Franklin

3. If we submit everything to reason our religion will be left with nothing mysterious or supernatural. If we offend the principles of reason our religion will be absurd and ridiculous . . . There are two equally dangerous extremes: to exclude reason, to admit nothing but reason.
- Blaise Pascal, Pensées

2. offend

verb. ['əˈfɛnd'] hurt the feelings of.

Synonyms

  • kindle
  • chagrin
  • humble
  • provoke
  • affront
  • wound
  • spite
  • sting
  • elicit
  • enkindle
  • arouse
  • evoke
  • abase
  • lacerate
  • insult
  • bruise
  • injure
  • raise
  • diss
  • humiliate
  • mortify
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • conceit
  • superior
  • noble
  • skilled

Etymology

  • offendo (Latin)

3. offend

verb. ['əˈfɛnd'] act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises.

Synonyms

  • sin
  • goof
  • disrespect
  • go against
  • drop the ball
  • contravene
  • violate
  • infract
  • intrude
  • conflict
  • trespass
  • boob
  • infringe
  • transgress
  • blunder
  • breach
  • break

Antonyms

  • respect
  • sedate
  • de-energise
  • de-energize

Etymology

  • offendo (Latin)

4. offend

verb. ['əˈfɛnd'] strike with disgust or revulsion.

Synonyms

  • scandalize
  • outrage
  • churn up
  • disgust
  • scandalise
  • sicken
  • appal
  • nauseate
  • shock
  • revolt

Antonyms

  • benevolence
  • curse
  • bless
  • deaden

Etymology

  • offendo (Latin)
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