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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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Offensively, we got the ball where we wanted it to be tonight.
Kiefer (Ravena) played a great game actually today offensively but that is not our style of play.
First baseman Mikela Manewa drove in five runs and scored twice to lead OSU offensively.
Merringtion added: ''It was a very low-scoring game and we did not play well offensively.
Electrical was led offensively by Baldwin's 15 points and Javier Lizardo's 11 points.
For games that are tied in the late stages of regulation time, teams now have an incentive to defer any offensively aggressive strategies until overtime, where they are guaranteed one point even if they lose.
Whenever your opponent is superior offensively, it would be prudent to avoid taking him on man-to-man.
NFC East leaders Philadelphia were closed down offensively by Washington, losing 17-7 after gaining just 186 yards.
not only to defend its technology but also to leverage offensively in the marketplace" added Mr.
Guiao said that even though Ravena was spectacular offensively, that wasn't the way NLEX basketball was supposed to be played.
Despite the impressive run, coach Jeff Stork said the team hasn't even been firing on all cylinders offensively yet.