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English noun: offence

1. offence (act) the action of attacking an enemy


Synonymsoffense, offensive


Broader (hypernym)military operation, operation


Narrower (hyponym)counteroffensive, dirty war, push back, rollback

2. offence (group) the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score


Synonymsoffense


Broader (hypernym)squad, team


Antonymsdefending team, defence, defense

3. offence (feeling) a feeling of anger caused by being offended


SamplesHe took offence at my question.


Synonymsoffense, umbrage


Broader (hypernym)anger, choler, ire

4. offence (act) a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others


Synonymsdiscourtesy, offense, offensive activity


Broader (hypernym)behavior, behaviour, conduct, doings


Narrower (hyponym)affront, derision, indelicacy, insolence, insult, presumption, rebuff, ridicule, slight

5. offence (act) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act


SamplesA long record of crimes.


Synonymscrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense


Broader (hypernym)evildoing, transgression


Narrower (hyponym)attack, attempt, barratry, capital offense, commission, committal, cybercrime, felony, forgery, fraud, Had crime, high treason, highjack, hijack, infraction, infringement, lese majesty, mayhem, misdemeanor, misdemeanour, perpetration, regulatory offence, regulatory offense, statutory offence, statutory offense, Tazir crime, thuggery, treason, vice crime, victimless crime, violation, war crime


Domain categorycriminal law


Domain category membersabduct, black market, black marketeer, blackmail, bootleg, bribe, buy, buy off, carjack, commandeer, corrupt, crib, extort, fob off, foist off, grease one's palms, highjack, hijack, hold up, impress, kick back, kidnap, lift, lift, loot, mug, nobble, palm off, pay off, pirate, pirate, plagiarise, plagiarize, plunder, push, pyramid, rake off, ransom, redeem, run, rustle, scalp, shanghai, shoplift, skyjack, smuggle, snatch, stick up, traffic









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