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  • 21offensive — offensively, adv. offensiveness, n. /euh fen siv/ or, for 4, 5, /aw fen , of en /, adj. 1. causing resentful displeasure; highly irritating, angering, or annoying: offensive television commercials. 2. unpleasant or disagreeable to the sense: an… …

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  • 22Offensive — Of·fen·si̲·ve [ və] die; , n; 1 Mil ≈ Angriff ↔ Defensive <eine Offensive planen, einleiten, eröffnen; aus der Defensive in die / zur Offensive übergehen> || K: Gegenoffensive, Großoffensive 2 Maßnahmen, die schnell zu einem bestimmten Ziel …

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  • 23Offensive — For Wikipedia s guidelines on offensive content, see Wikipedia:Offensive material. Offensive may refer to: Offensive (Netherlands), a political party Offensive (military), an attack See also Offense (disambiguation) Charm offensive This… …

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  • 24Offensive — Übergriff; Überfall; Sturm; Angriff * * * Of|fen|si|ve [ɔfɛn zi:və], die; , n: planmäßig angelegter [militärischer] Angriff /Ggs. Defensive/: eine Offensive planen, durchführen; die Offensive des Gegners abwehren. Syn.: ↑ Aggression, ↑ …

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  • 25offensive*/ — [əˈfensɪv] adj I 1) unpleasant or insulting, and likely to make people upset or embarrassed Ant: inoffensive offensive language[/ex] offensive odours[/ex] The advertisement was offensive to many women.[/ex] 2) used for attacking Ant: defensive… …

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  • 26offensive — 1. adjective /əˈfɛnsɪv,ˈɔˌfɛnsɪv/ a) Causing offense; arousing a visceral reaction of disgust, anger, or hatred Some feminists find pornography offensive. b) Relating to an offense or attack, as opposed to defensiv …

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  • 27offensive — /əˈfɛnsɪv / (say uh fensiv) adjective 1. causing offence or displeasure; irritating; highly annoying. 2. disagreeable to the sense: an offensive odour. 3. repugnant to the moral sense, good taste, or the like; insulting. 4. relating to offence or …

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  • 28OFFENSIVE — n. f. Attaque que l’on fait sans avoir été provoqué par l’adversaire. Prendre l’offensive. Le général, après avoir été longtemps sur la défensive, a pris l’offensive. Les premières offensives de cette armée furent malheureuses. Préparer,… …

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  • 29Offensive 77 — Der Begriff Offensive 77 wurde sowohl von der Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF), wie auch von Medien und Ermittlungsbehörden im Zusammenhang mit den Terroranschlägen der Gruppe ab 1977 verwendet. [1] Ziel der Offensive war die Befreiung der inhaftierten… …

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  • 30offensive — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Concerned with an attack] Syn. assaulting, attacking, invading; see aggressive 2 . 2. [Revolting] Syn. obnoxious, odious, opprobrious, disagreeable, displeasing, abhorrent, reprehensible, detestable, repulsive, repugnant …

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  • 31offensive — {{11}}offensive (adj.) attacking (1540s), insulting (1570s), both from M.Fr. offensif, from M.L. offensivus, from L. offens , pp. stem of offendere offend (see OFFEND (Cf. offend)). Related: Offensively; offensiveness. {{12}}offensive (n.)… …

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  • 32offensive — 1. adjective 1) offensive remarks Syn: insulting, rude, derogatory, disrespectful, personal, hurtful, upsetting, wounding, abusive 2) an offensive smell Syn: unpleasant, disag …

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  • 33offensive — adj. & n. adj. 1 giving or meant or likely to give offence; insulting (offensive language). 2 disgusting, foul smelling, nauseous, repulsive. 3 a aggressive, attacking. b (of a weapon) meant for use in attack. n. 1 an aggressive action or… …

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  • 34offensive — I. adjective Date: circa 1564 1. a. making attack ; aggressive b. of, relating to, or designed for attack < offensive weapons > c. of or relating to an attempt to score in a game or contest; also of or relating to a team in possession of the ball …

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  • 35Offensive — Angriff, Ansturm, Attacke, Sturm, Überfall, Übergriff, Vorstoß; (Völkerr.): Aggression. * * * Offensive,die:⇨Angriff(1,a) Offensive→Angriff …

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  • 36offensive — of•fen•sive [[t]əˈfɛn sɪv[/t]] or, for 4,5, [[t]ˈɔ fɛn , ˈɒf ɛn [/t]] adj. 1) causing resentful displeasure; highly irritating or annoying 2) unpleasant or disagreeable to the sense; disgusting 3) repugnant to the moral sense, good taste, or the&#8230; …

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  • 37Offensive — Als Offensive bezeichnet man: einen Begriff der Militärtheorie, Gegenteil der Defensive eine militärische Operation mit offensivem Charakter die Gesamtheit der Offensivspieler beim Mannschaftssport Siehe auch Angriff, Sturm (Begriffsklärung) …

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  • 38offensive — Synonyms and related words: Fescennine, Rabelaisian, abhorrent, abominable, abusive, aggravated assault, aggression, aggressive, amphibious attack, antagonistic, appalling, armed assault, arrant, assailing, assailment, assault, atrocious, attack …

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  • 39Offensive — Of|fen|si|ve [...və] die; , n &LT;aus gleichbed. fr. offensive&GT;: a) [planmäßig vorbereiteter] Angriff [einer Heeresgruppe]; Ggs. ↑Defensive; b) (ohne Plur.) auf Angriff (Stürmen) eingestellte Spielweise (Sport) …

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  • 40offensive — adjective 1》 causing offence. 2》 (of a military operation or weapon) 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 1》 a military campaign of attack. 2》 a forceful&#8230; …

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