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adjective offensive pronunciation in British English /əˈfensɪv/
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  1. 1
    unpleasant or insulting, and likely to make people upset or embarrassed

    offensive odours

    There were complaints that the advertisement was offensive to women.

  2. 3
    [only before noun] mainly American involved in scoring points

    offensive players

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