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What is another word for offending?

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Unpleasant or disgusting to the senses
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“The offending smell coming from the garbage bin made everyone gag.”
Erring or straying from the accepted course or standards
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Extremely offensive, harsh and insulting
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Culpable of or responsible for a specified wrongdoing
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To be triggering a passionate feeling or reaction
Present participle for to cause to feel upset, annoyed, or resentful
“Gregory House is a maverick doctor with a gruff exterior who tends to offend his peers.”
Present participle for to be displeasing to
“Never again will I allow this nasty beverage to offend my tastebuds.”
Present participle for to commit a transgression or an illegal act
“He does not appear to be a young man who is likely to offend in the same manner again in the future.”
Present participle for to fail to conform to a regulation or obligation
“The code's provision requires that advertisements do not offend standards of public decency.”
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