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  Definition of offend
  1. cause to feel resentment or indignation; "Her tactless remark offended me"
  2. hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised me ego"
  3. strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
  4. act in disregard of laws and rules; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"
Similar Words: pique, hurt, wound, injure, bruise, spite, shock, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage, transgress, infract, violate, go against, breach, break

 

Hyponyms: diss, insult, affront, lacerate, sting, humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase, sin, transgress, trespass, blunder, boob, goof, conflict, run afoul, infringe, contravene, intrude

 

Derivational Morphology: umbrage, offense, offence, pique, temper, irritation, cattiness, bitchiness, spite, spitefulness, nastiness, malice, maliciousness, venom, discourtesy, offensive activity, scandal, outrage, scandalization, scandalisation, indignation, dirt, malicious gossip, daze, shock, stupor, shocker, breach, violator, lawbreaker, law offender, misdemeanor, misdemeanour, infraction, violation, infringement, wrongdoer, offender, transgression, evildoing, transgressor

 

 
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