Associations to the word «Offensive»


OFFENSIVE, adjective. Causing offense; arousing a visceral reaction of disgust, anger, or hatred.
OFFENSIVE, adjective. Relating to an offense or attack, as opposed to defensive.
OFFENSIVE, adjective. (team sports) Having to do with play directed at scoring.
OFFENSIVE, noun. (countable) (military) An attack.
OFFENSIVE, noun. (uncountable) The posture of attacking or being able to attack.
OFFENSIVE BACK, noun. (American football) A player for the team in possession of the ball who lines up behind the line of scrimmage at the start of a play.
OFFENSIVE BACKS, noun. Plural of offensive back
OFFENSIVE FOUL, noun. (basketball) A foul committed by a member of the team with possession of the ball.
OFFENSIVE FOULS, noun. Plural of offensive foul
OFFENSIVE LINE, noun. (American football) the five players (the center, the two offensive guards and the two offensive tackles) lined up on the middle of the offensive side within a yard of the line of scrimmage
OFFENSIVE LINE, noun. (American football) the seven legally obligatory players lined up on the offensive side within a yard of the line of scrimmage
OFFENSIVE LINE, noun. (American football) all the offensive players, whether obligatory or not, lined up one yard or less from the offensive line of scrimmage
OFFENSIVE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, noun. (American football) The scrimmage line on the offensive side of the football field.
OFFENSIVE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, noun. (American football) Offensive line.
OFFENSIVE LINES, noun. Plural of offensive line
OFFENSIVE TACKLE, noun. (American football) A lineman for the team in possession of the ball located outside one of the guard positions.
OFFENSIVE ZONE, noun. (ice hockey) The ice between opposing team's blue line and their end board.
OFFENSIVE ZONES, noun. Plural of offensive zone

Dictionary definition

OFFENSIVE, noun. The action of attacking an enemy.
OFFENSIVE, adjective. Violating or tending to violate or offend against; "violative of the principles of liberty"; "considered such depravity offensive against all laws of humanity".
OFFENSIVE, adjective. For the purpose of attack rather than defense; "offensive weapons".
OFFENSIVE, adjective. Causing anger or annoyance; "offensive remarks".
OFFENSIVE, adjective. Morally offensive; "an unsavory reputation"; "an unsavory scandal".
OFFENSIVE, adjective. Unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors".
OFFENSIVE, adjective. Substitute a harsher or distasteful term for a mild one ; "`nigger' is a dysphemistic term for `African-American'".
OFFENSIVE, adjective. Causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench".

Wise words

Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
Blaise Pascal