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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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It deals with one of the great issues of our time--the nasty squabble between Woody Allen and Mia Farrow--and I'm confident that employees of Publishers Press in Louisville, Kentucky, are not the only folks who may find it offensive. It's not as offensive, in my judgment, as the average soap-opera commercial or a speech on the Senate floor by North Carolina's Jesse Helms, but it's offensive nonetheless.
Sexual harassment is statements or acts that are offensive to some people.
On November 8, after the elections and while Congress was in recess, the consensus-building, slow and cautious Bush made the announcement that he was adding another 200,000 troops to beef up our offensive capability in the Middle East.
With the second phase of the Syrian Army's offensive coming, the Russian military is shipping more weapons to Syria to help support this operation.
The free agent addition of center Matt Paradis was a plus for the offensive line but more could be done there.
While the jihadist rebels attempt to retake some lost territories in southern Idlib, the Syrian Arab Army is amassing their troops for the next phase of their offensive in northwestern Syria.
boss Silva "And in the games at Goodison, with the other teams using a low block in a tight game, you have to look at the profile of your strikers and so I took the decision to stay with a lot of offensive solutions on the bench."
notes that, "in the 1980s the average offensive lineman in the NFL was the same size as today's defensive ends 6-foot-4, 272 pounds.
The Border Force works by undertaking targeted, risk-based examinations of goods arriving in the UK to detect prohibited or restricted offensive weapons.
is at its leve." The Offensive Weapons Bill - currently going through parliament - will make it an offence to possess certain offensive weapons in private, will ban cyclone knives and stop knives being sent to residential addresses after they are bought online.
"The spring offensive will result in more suffering and destruction for the Afghan people.
"The Packers are hiring Titans OC Matt LaFleur, a bright young offensive mind to come in and challenge QB Aaron Rodgers, as their new head coach," (https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1082423222149222400) Rapoport communicated via his official Twitter account.

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