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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Offensive  \Of*fen"sive\,  a.  [Cf.F.  offensif  See  {Offend}.] 
  1.  Giving  offense;  causing  displeasure  or  resentment; 
  displeasing;  annoying;  as  offensive  words 
  2.  Giving  pain  or  unpleasant  sensations;  disagreeable; 
  revolting;  noxious;  as  an  offensive  smell;  offensive 
  sounds.  ``Offensive  to  the  stomach.''  --Bacon. 
  3.  Making  the  first  attack;  assailant;  aggressive;  hence 
  used  in  attacking;  --  opposed  to  {defensive};  as  an 
  offensive  war;  offensive  weapons. 
  {League  offensive  and  defensive},  a  leaque  that  requires  all 
  the  parties  to  it  to  make  war  together  against  any  foe, 
  and  to  defend  one  another  if  attacked. 
  Syn:  Displeasing;  disagreeable;  distasteful;  obnoxious; 
  abhorrent;  disgusting;  impertinent;  rude;  saucy; 
  reproachful;  opprobrious;  insulting;  insolent;  abusive; 
  scurrilous;  assailant;  attacking;  invading.  -- 
  {Of*fen"sive*ly},  adv  --  {Of*fen"sive*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adv  1:  in  an  unpleasantly  offensive  manner;  "he  smelled  offensively 
  unwashed"  [ant:  {inoffensively}] 
  2:  in  an  obnoxious  manner;  "he  said  so  in  one  of  his  more 
  offensively  intellectually  arrogant  sentences"  [syn:  {objectionably}, 
  3:  in  an  aggressive  manner;  "`In  this  crisis,  we  must  act 
  offensively,'  the  President  said";  "the  admiral  intends  to 
  act  offensively  in  the  Mediterranean"  [ant:  {defensively}] 

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