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Adjective
Unpleasant or disgusting to the senses
“I'm just glad we will be spared the sight of this offensive spectacle.”
Adjective
For the purpose of attack rather than defence
“An air defense effectiveness indicator in offensive operations should reflect the extent of air superiority of the friendly forces.”
Adjective
Causing someone to feel resentful, upset, or annoyed
“There will be people who find the above image highly offensive and insensitive.”
Noun
An attacking military campaign
“This year under considerable pressure from the army, the president gave the go-ahead for a military offensive against separatist guerillas in Aceh.”
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