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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inoffensive  \In"of*fen"sive\,  a.  [Pref.  in-  not  +  offensiue:  cf 
  F.  inoffensif.] 
  1.  Giving  no  offense,  or  provocation;  causing  no  uneasiness, 
  annoyance,  or  disturbance;  as  an  inoffensive  man,  answer, 
  appearance. 
 
  2.  Harmless;  doing  no  injury  or  mischief.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  Not  obstructing;  presenting  no  interruption  bindrance. 
  [R.]  --Milton. 
 
  So  have  Iseen  a  river  gintly  glide  In  a  smooth 
  course,  and  inoffensive  tide.  --Addison. 
  --  {In"of*fen"sive*ly},  adv  --  {In"of*fen"sive*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inoffensive 
  adj  1:  not  causing  anger  or  annoyance;  "inoffensive  behavior"  [syn: 
  {unoffending}]  [ant:  {offensive}] 
  2:  morally  respectable  or  inoffensive;  "a  past  that  was 
  scarcely  savory"  [syn:  {savory},  {savoury}]  [ant:  {unsavory}] 
  3:  giving  no  offense;  "a  quiet  inoffensive  man";  "a  refreshing 
  inoffensive  stimulant"  [ant:  {offensive}] 
  4:  of  an  inoffensive  substitute  for  offensive  terminology; 
  "`peepee'  is  a  common  euphemistic  term"  [syn:  {euphemistic}] 
  [ant:  {dysphemistic}] 
  5:  not  offensive;  "an  inoffensive  level"  [syn:  {uncontroversial}] 
  6:  causing  no  harm;  "an  inoffensive  animal"  [syn:  {unoffending}] 




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