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Adjective
Unpleasant or disgusting to the senses
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“I'm just glad we will be spared the sight of this offensive spectacle.”
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For the purpose of attack rather than defence
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“An air defense effectiveness indicator in offensive operations should reflect the extent of air superiority of the friendly forces.”
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Causing someone to feel resentful, upset, or annoyed
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“There will be people who find the above image highly offensive and insensitive.”
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Vulgar or indecent in nature or quality
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Contemptuously ridiculing or mocking someone or something
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Causing anger or another strong reaction, especially deliberately
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Excessively or unpleasantly self-assertive or ambitious
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Irritating
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Not previously encountered
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Very strong
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Cheap and gaudy
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Not brave; cowardly
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Covered in blood
Noun
An attacking military campaign
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“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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A state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a country
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The act of cleaning or tidying something
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Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes
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Violent or hostile behavior
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An instance of bashing
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