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offended, past participle; offends, 3rd person singular present; offending, present participle; offended, past tense;
  1. Cause to feel upset, annoyed, or resentful
    • - viewers said they had been offended by bad language
  2. Be displeasing to
    • - he didn't smoke and the smell of ash offended him
    • - they must redesign the offending section of road
  3. Commit an illegal act
    • - a small hard core of young criminals who offend again and again
  4. Break a commonly accepted rule or principle
    • - those activities which offend against public order and decency

  1. pique: cause to feel resentment or indignation; "Her tactless remark offended me"
  2. transgress: act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"
  3. shock: strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
  4. hurt: hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"
  5. (offended) hurt or upset; "she looked offended"; "face had a pained and puzzled expression"
  6. offending against or breaking a law or rule; "contracts offending against the statute were canceled"
  7. To hurt the feelings of; to displease; to make angry; to insult; To feel or become offended, take insult; To physically harm, pain; To annoy, cause discomfort or resent; To sin, transgress divine law or moral rules; To transgress or violate a law or moral requirement; (transitive, archaic ...
  8. (Offended) A mild form of anger.
  9. v (cause anger, resent; disrespect somebody's sense) ofendiF; (attack, sports) ataki; see also offence