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offensive

(Offending), adjective abhorrent, abusive, annoying, antipathetic, beneath contempt, biting, blasphemous, coarse, contemptible, contumelious, detestable, disagreeable, discourteous, disdainful, displeasing, disrespectful, distasteful, execrable, foul, gravis, harsh, hateful, heinous, hideous, horrible, horrid, ill-bred, impertinent, impious, impudent, inaffable, indecent, inharmonious, insolent, insulting, intolerable, invidious, irritating, loathsome, low, malignant, monstrous, nasty, nauseating, noxious, objectionable, obnoxious, odioous molestus, odious, offending, opprobrious, outrageous, peccant, putrid, reeking, repellent, repelling, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, ribald, rude, sarcastic, saucy, shocking, sickening, stinging, truculent, unbearable, uncivil, uncongenial, unendurable, ungracious, unmannered, unmannerly, unpalatable, unpleasant, unpleasing, unsavory, unspeakable, vile, wounding

offensive

(Taking the initiative), adjective aggressive, agitational, antagonistic, assailant, assailing, attacking, battling, bellicose, combative, contentious, disruptive, fighting, hostile, inciting, incursive, inflammatory, instigative, invading, invasive, militant, militaristic, provocative, provoking, unpacific, unpeaceful, warlike
See also: antipathetic, assault, bad, blatant, calumnious, contemptible, contemptuous, corrupt, culpable, flagrant, foray, gross, heinous, impertinent, inelegant, insolent, invidious, lewd, litigious, loathsome, lurid, noxious, objectionable, obnoxious, obscene, obtrusive, odious, onset, outrageous, peccant, presumptuous, profligate, pugnacious, reprehensible, repugnant, repulsive, salacious, scandalous, scurrilous, unacceptable, unbecoming, unendurable, unsatisfactory, unsavory, unseemly, vicious
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The point is not that the government has done a bad job of distinguishing between legitimate art or commentary and gratuitous offensiveness.
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If the offensiveness of the name is that it is an implied reference to skin color, then the Cleveland Browns could be in trouble.
S: The Tribunal will consist of bureaucrats who are intolerant of any kind of offensiveness, even non-offensive offensiveness such as saying "Merry Christmas" to a non-Christian, or citing certain passages from the Bible.
Another suggested drastic action to stem the tide of offensiveness, writing: "Does she actually think about the things before she writes them?
Despite keeping the Ahly defence busy with their offensiveness, Orlando Pirates barely threatened Ekramy in the Ahly goal who spent time watching a good number of wild shots from Pirates sail over and away from goal.
There isn't even the slightest hint of offensiveness.
Anyway, the Londonderry Dems' chair, Tammy Siekmann--who claims she took the post down "as soon as this was brought to my attention"--apparently understood the utter offensiveness of such an action.
The potential offensiveness of illustrative engravings on headstones was another issue for Coun.