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Noun
A breaking of a moral or legal code
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“… wartime offenses that are crimes against all of humanity.”
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An act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings
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“… a diplomat never deliberately gives offense.”
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The feeling of being offended or resentful after a slight or indignity
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“My mother was prone to take offense even at the most innocent remark.”
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The act or action of setting upon with force or violence
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“… combat casualties grew enormously as the weapons of offense became far more technologically advanced than defensive armor.”
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An aggressive and violent physical act against a person or object
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An instance of fierce public criticism or opposition
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A feeling of outrage or offense
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The scientific study or chemical analysis of faeces
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The quality of being evil or morally wrong
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The act of injuring another's reputation by any slanderous communication, written or oral
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An embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation
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Action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately
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A person or thing causing inconvenience or annoyance
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The nonperformance of an assigned or expected action
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A feeling of distaste or hostility
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A witty remark
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An event or action that causes pain or suffering
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