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The meaning of Offensive


Offensive – definition


Causing someone to feel resentful, upset, or annoyed.

Usage examples:

The allegations made are deeply offensive to us

Actively aggressive; attacking.

Usage examples:

Offensive operations against the insurgents

An attacking military campaign.

Usage examples:

An impending military offensive against the guerrillas

Unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses


A planned military attack

Usage examples:

They launched the land offensive in the middle of the night., an offensive action, offensive commen…

Causing someone to feel upset and angry, often because of being rude

Usage examples:

Offensive to sb his comments were highly offensive to women., the channel ran a series of grossly o…

Offensive translation into English

Offensive: translate from English into Chinese

Translate offensive into Chinese (Simplified)}
进攻, 攻势, 唐, 有攻击性, 冒犯者

Offensive: translate from English into Dutch

Translate offensive into Dutch}
Offensief, Aanvallend, Beledigend, Weerzinwekkend, Onaangenaam, Ergerlijk, Aanstotelijk, Hinderlijk, Aanvals, Kwalijk riekend

Offensive: translate from English into French

Translate offensive into French}
Attaque, Offensive, Offensant, Choquant, Blessant, Agressif, Grossier, Agression, Repoussant

Offensive: translate from English into German

Translate offensive into German}
Beleidigend, Offensive, Offensiv, Anstößig, Widerwärtig, Abstoßend, Übel, Widerlich, Anrüchig, Unverschämt, Unflätig

Offensive: translate from English into Hindi

Translate offensive into Hindi}
आक्रामक, आक्रमण, अपमानजनक, चढ़ाई, चिड़चिड़ा, जल्द अप्रसन्न हो जानेवाला, जल्द नराज़ हो जानेवाला, घिनौना, घृणास्पद, आक्रमणात्मक, रोषकारी

Offensive: translate from English into Italian

Translate offensive into Italian}
Offensivo, Offensiva, Oltraggioso, Aggressivo, Ripugnante

Offensive: translate from English into Korean

Translate offensive into Korean}
공격, 공격적인, 싫은, 비위에 거슬리는

Offensive: translate from English into Russian

Translate offensive into Russian}
Оскорбительный, Наступление, Наступательный, Наступательная операция, Обидный, Агрессивный, Противный, Отвратительный

Offensive: translate from English into Spanish

Translate offensive into Spanish}
Ofensivo, Ofensiva, Repugnante, Injurioso, Contundente, Infamante

Word origin

mid 16th century: from French offensif, -ive or medieval Latin offensivus, from Latin offens- ‘struck against’, from the verb offendere (see offend).

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