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Word: offensive

Definition: attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense


Sentences Containing 'offensive'

"'Or to sit here, or sit there, that would not be offensive to you?'
A fifth round NFL draft pick, he played offensive guard and offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1980–1989.
After the latter the animal was ready to burst, and made so violent a discharge as was very offensive to me and my companion.
After this the Russian forces would go over onto the offensive.
All the offensive and defensive plays are done as realistic as possible.
Be not angry neither with him whose breath, neither with him whose arm holes, are offensive.
But whether their combinations be offensive or defensive, they are always abundantly heard of.
During the 2007 season, Seimears walked the sidelines as the offensive coach.
During the Polish–Soviet War, Poland launched an offensive against the Soviet Union and captured Vilnius (Wilno) during the Vilna offensive in April 1919.
Foley spent the 1998 season as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Jacksonville University, the first time the university sponsored a football.
Foley spent three seasons at Hofstra University as the assistant head coach, offensive coordinator, and offensive line coach.
Foley was the offensive line coach for Williams College in 1994.
Following the failure of the August Offensive, the Gallipoli campaign drifted.
Game two featured offensive assaults by both teams.
Georgia began mobilizing for an offensive against South Ossetia.
He is currently the Offensive Line Assistant of the Kansas City Chiefs.
He may have to perform the duties of a defensive or offensive coordinator.
He was a four year letter winner as an offensive lineman.
He was named the 2009 Great West Offensive Player of the Year.
Holding the front before the Soviet offensive were the 2nd Panzer Army and elements of the 9th Army.
If, in the explanation of them, which is due to myself, I am under the necessity of relating feelings which may be offensive to yours, I can only say that I am sorry.
In May 1944 the PPCLI took part in the offensive against the Hitler Line, west of Monte Cassino, during the allied offensive against Rome.
In the first place, he must make such an agreement for tithes as may be beneficial to himself and not offensive to his patron.
It was the last Japanese ground offensive in the South Pacific.
Mary insisted on removing some passages from the book that could be viewed as offensive.
Miller was formerly the offensive coordinator under Austin.
Nothing was too trivial for the Hindoo lawgiver, however offensive it may be to modern taste.
On 12 July a heavy artillery barrage marked the launching of the offensive.
One character will generally be offensive, the other defensive, and the highest dice roll will determine if the defender is struck by the offensive character's attack.
Originally, Manstein foresaw a three-stage offensive.
She found it offensive when users asked for her weight.
Subsequently, the German offensive was cancelled and their forces withdrawn.
The article in question was "Early Target of Offensive Is a Hospital".
The Balaguer Offensive was an offensive carried out by the Spanish Republican Army around Balaguer during the Spanish Civil War in 1938 after the disastrous Aragon Offensive.
The German Spring Offensive began with Operation Michael.
The offensive largely failed and heavy casualties resulted.
The offensive provoked international criticism against both the Armenians in Karabakh and the Republic.
The other was offensive lineman Ron Baker.
The prosperous patronage with which he said it, made him look twice as big as he was, and four times as offensive.
The result of the offensive has also seen several conclusions.
The Soviet high command planned two major offensive operations as part of a large general offensive throughout the eastern front.
The Soviet offensive was aided by partisan attacks behind the German lines.
The supply train served during the American offensive on the St.
The Theater Offensive has expanded throughout its history.
The Turks responded with an offensive of their own.
Their goal was to enter South Ossetia within hours of any Georgian offensive and join Russian peacekeepers and Ossetian forces in fighting the Georgian offensive.
This counterattack was to be the southern element of a general Soviet offensive.
With an eye toward the west, Hitler was unwilling to continue the offensive.
With this hurried adjuration, he cocked his blunderbuss, and stood on the offensive.
YouTube has also faced criticism over the offensive content in some of its videos.

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