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2 entries found for offensive.
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Entry Word: offensive
Function: adjective
Text: 1 causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment <I find your disrespectful attitude toward religion very offensive> <the smell of rotting food is quite offensive>
Synonyms abhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, distasteful, dreadful, foul, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, noisome, obnoxious, obscene, odious, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, scandalous, shocking, sickening, ugly
Related Words exceptionable, objectionable; disagreeable, unpleasant; contemptible, despicable, detestable, hateful; unhealthy, unwholesome; execrable, lousy, miserable; atrocious, heinous, unspeakable; barbarous, unchristian, uncivilized, ungodly, unholy
Near Antonyms acceptable, agreeable, attractive, delectable, delightful, desirable, likable (or likeable), pleasant, pleasing, welcome; unobjectionable; healthy, wholesome
Antonyms inoffensive
2 provoking or likely to provoke protest <insensitive, offensive remarks about the plight of the homeless> -- see OBJECTIONABLE