Definition - offensive

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  1. substitute a harsher or distasteful term for a mild one ; "`nigger' is a dysphemistic term for `African-American'"
  2. unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"
  3. morally offensive; "an unsavory reputation"; "an unsavory scandal"
  4. causing anger or annoyance; "offensive remarks"
  5. for the purpose of attack rather than defense; "offensive weapons"
  6. violating or tending to violate or offend against; "violative of the principles of liberty"; "considered such depravity offensive against all laws of humanity"
  7. causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench"
  8. the action of attacking an enemy

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