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English noun: offense

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


Synonymsdiscourtesy, offence, offensive activity


Broader (hypernym)behavior, behaviour, conduct, doings


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

2. offense (feeling) a feeling of anger caused by being offended


SamplesHe took offence at my question.


Synonymsoffence, umbrage


Broader (hypernym)anger, choler, ire

3. offense (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, offence


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

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


Synonymsoffence


Broader (hypernym)squad, team


Antonymsdefending team, defence, defense

5. offense (act) the action of attacking an enemy


Synonymsoffence, offensive


Broader (hypernym)military operation, operation


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









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