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English

Etymology

From offense + -ive.

Pronunciation

Adjective

offensive (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
offensive

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Causing offense; arousing a visceral reaction of disgust, anger, or hatred
    Most feminists find pornography offensive.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Having to do with play directed at scoring.
    The offensive coordinator is responsible for ordering all rushing plays.

Translations

Noun

Singular
offensive

Plural
offensives

offensive (offensives)
  1. (countable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An attack.
    The Marines today launched a major offensive.
  2. (uncountable) The posture of attacking or being able to attack.
    He took the offensive in the press, accusing his opponent of corruption.

Translations


Italian

Adjective

offensive f. [[Category:Template:lang:it adjective forms|offensive]]

  1. Feminine plural form of offensivo.

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