1. offending

adjective. ['əˈfɛndɪŋ'] offending against or breaking a law or rule.


  • offensive
  • violative


  • mortal sin
  • venial sin
  • original sin

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Rhymes with Offending

  • overextending
  • comprehending
  • condescending
  • transcending
  • recommending
  • apprehending
  • suspending
  • pretending
  • portending
  • misspending
  • extending
  • expending
  • contending
  • befriending
  • unbending
  • relending
  • intending
  • impending
  • descending
  • depending
  • defending
  • commending
  • unending
  • trending
  • spending
  • blending
  • attending
  • ascending
  • amending
  • wending

Sentences with offending

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Your nose may itch, and you may sneeze as you try to rid your nose of offending allergens.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Unfortunately, the problem will keep coming back until you replace the offending pipes.

3. Adjective
Your phone company needs the date and time of each call plus the specific nature of the offending message.

Quotes about offending

1. I'm trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief... I'm not in the business of offending people. I find the books upholding certain values that I think are important, such as life is immensely valuable and this world is an extraordinarily beautiful place. We should do what we can to increase the amount of wisdom in the world.[Washington Post interview, 19 February 2001]
- Philip Pullman