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of·fense

offense

 
 
pronunciation:
fens [or] aw fens
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of breaking a law or rule or doing something wrong; crime; sin.
After the drunk driver's third offense, the judge sent him to jail.
synonyms:
breach, crime, sin, trespass
definition 2: something that causes anger or a feeling of not being respected.
The five rusty cars on his front lawn are an offense to the neighborhood.
synonyms:
affront, insult
similar words:
abuse, embarrassment, outrage, slap, snub
definition 3: the players or sports team that drives forward, generally with the ball.
Our football team lost because the offense didn't play well.
synonyms:
offensive
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