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1. offense

noun. ['əˈfɛns'] a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others.

Synonyms

  • presumption
  • behaviour
  • derision
  • rebuff
  • behavior
  • discourtesy
  • slight
  • indelicacy
  • insult
  • offensive activity
  • doings
  • ridicule
  • affront
  • conduct
  • insolence

Antonyms

  • propriety
  • properness
  • impropriety
  • inactiveness

Etymology

  • offensa (Latin)
  • offenso (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Offense

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Example sentences of the word offense


1. Noun, singular or mass
The penalty for a second DWAI-Drug is the same as for a second DWI offense.

Quotes containing the word offense


1. Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.
- Anonymous, Holy Bible: New International Version

2. He who takes offense when no offense is intended is a fool, and he who takes offense when offense is intended is a greater fool.
- Brigham Young

3. The best defense is a confusing offense.
- Kimberly Pauley, Still Sucks to Be Me: More All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton Smith, Teen Vampire

2. offense

noun. ['əˈfɛns'] (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act.

Synonyms

  • perpetration
  • infraction
  • regulatory offence
  • statutory offence
  • statutory offense
  • committal
  • commission
  • barratry
  • transgression
  • attack
  • criminal offense
  • vice crime
  • high treason
  • highjack
  • lese majesty
  • infringement
  • capital offense
  • violation
  • war crime
  • attempt
  • forgery
  • misdemeanor
  • hijack
  • felony
  • thuggery
  • crime
  • cybercrime
  • regulatory offense
  • law-breaking
  • victimless crime
  • fraud
  • Had crime
  • Tazir crime
  • criminal offence
  • offence
  • mayhem
  • treason
  • misdemeanour

Antonyms

  • praise
  • refrain
  • end
  • finish

Etymology

  • offensa (Latin)
  • offenso (Latin)

3. offense

noun. ['əˈfɛns'] a feeling of anger caused by being offended.

Synonyms

  • ire
  • umbrage
  • choler
  • anger

Antonyms

  • civility
  • graciousness
  • courtesy
  • politeness

Etymology

  • offensa (Latin)
  • offenso (Latin)

4. offense

noun. ['əˈfɛns'] the action of attacking an enemy.

Synonyms

  • dirty war
  • counteroffensive
  • operation
  • offensive
  • push back
  • rollback
  • military operation

Antonyms

  • worst
  • inactivity
  • best
  • loyalty

Etymology

  • offensa (Latin)
  • offenso (Latin)

5. offense

noun. ['əˈfɛns'] the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score.

Synonyms

  • team
  • squad

Antonyms

  • defence
  • significant
  • fat

Etymology

  • offensa (Latin)
  • offenso (Latin)
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