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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Offend  \Of*fend\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Offended};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Offending}.]  [OF.  offendre,  L.  offendere,  offensum  ob 
  (see  {Ob-})  +  fendere  (in  comp.)  to  thrust,  dash.  See 
  {Defend}.] 
  1.  To  strike  against;  to  attack;  to  assail.  [Obs.]  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  2.  To  displease;  to  make  angry;  to  affront. 
 
  A  brother  offended  is  harder  to  be  won  than  a  strong 
  city.  --Prov.  xviii. 
  19. 
 
  3.  To  be  offensive  to  to  harm;  to  pain;  to  annoy;  as  strong 
  light  offends  the  eye;  to  offend  the  conscience. 
 
  4.  To  transgress;  to  violate;  to  sin  against.  [Obs.] 
 
  Marry,  sir,  he  hath  offended  the  law.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  (Script.)  To  oppose  or  obstruct  in  duty;  to  cause  to 
  stumble;  to  cause  to  sin  or  to  fall.  [Obs.] 
 
  Who  hath  you  misboden  or  offended.  --Chaucer. 
 
  If  thy  right  eye  offend  thee,  pluck  it  out  .  .  .  And 
  if  thy  right  hand  offend  thee,  cut  it  off  --Matt. 
  v.  29,  3O. 
 
  Great  peace  have  they  which  love  thy  law,  and 
  nothing  shall  offend  them  --Ps.  cxix. 
  165. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  offended 
  adj  :  hurt  or  upset;  "she  looked  offended";  "face  had  a  pained  and 
  puzzled  expression"  [syn:  {pained}] 




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