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

    offensive odors

    There were complaints that the advertisement was offensive to women.

  2. 2
    [only before noun] involved in scoring points

    offensive players

    an offensive lineman

  3. 3
    [only before noun] used for attacking

    offensive weapons

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