Associations to the word «Offend»


OFFEND, verb. (transitive)   To hurt the feelings of; to displease; to make angry; to insult.
OFFEND, verb. (intransitive)   To feel or become offended, take insult.
OFFEND, verb. (transitive)   To physically harm, pain.
OFFEND, verb. (transitive)   To annoy, cause discomfort or resent.
OFFEND, verb. (intransitive)   To sin, transgress divine law or moral rules.
OFFEND, verb. (transitive)   To transgress or violate a law or moral requirement.
OFFEND, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) (archaic) (biblical)   To cause to stumble; to cause to sin or to fall.

Dictionary definition

OFFEND, verb. Cause to feel resentment or indignation; "Her tactless remark offended me".
OFFEND, verb. Act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise".
OFFEND, verb. Strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends".
OFFEND, verb. Hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego".

Wise words

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