noun see offensive I

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  • offensiveness — offensive ► ADJECTIVE 1) causing offence. 2) involved or used in active attack. 3) chiefly N. Amer. relating to the team in possession of the ball or puck in a game. ► NOUN ▪ a military campaign of attack. ● be on the offensive Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • Offensiveness — Offensive Of*fen sive, a. [Cf. F. offensif. See {Offend}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Giving offense; causing displeasure or resentment; displeasing; annoying; as, offensive words. [1913 Webster] 2. Giving pain or unpleasant sensations; disagreeable;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • offensiveness — See offensively. * * * …   Universalium

  • offensiveness — noun The quality of being offensive …   Wiktionary

  • offensiveness — of fen·sive·ness || É™ fensɪnɪs n. aggressiveness; affront, offense; quality of being offensive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • offensiveness — of·fen·sive·ness …   English syllables

  • offensiveness — See: offensive …   English dictionary

  • offensiveness — noun the quality of being offensive • Syn: ↑odiousness, ↑distastefulness • Derivationally related forms: ↑distasteful (for: ↑distastefulness), ↑odious (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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