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offense

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14 in 14 verses (in OT : 6 in 6 verses) (in NT : 8 in 8 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

offensen. [F., fr. L. offensa. See Offend.].
  •  The act of offending in any sense; esp., a crime or a sin, an affront or an injury.  [1913 Webster]
    "Who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification."  [1913 Webster]
    "I have given my opinion against the authority of two great men, but I hope without offense to their memories."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure; as, to cause offense.  [1913 Webster]
    "He was content to give them just cause of offense, when they had power to make just revenge."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A cause or occasion of stumbling or of sin.  [1913 Webster]
    "Woe to that man by whom the offense cometh!"  [1913 Webster]
  •  In any contest, the act or process of attacking as contrasted with the act of defending; the offensive; as, to go on the offense.  [PJC]
  •  The members of a team who have the primary responsibility to score goals, in contrast to those who have the responsibility to defend, i.e. to prevent the opposing team from scoring goal.  [PJC]
    " This word, like expense, is often spelled with a c. It ought, however, to undergo the same change with expense, the reasons being the same, namely, that s must be used in offensive as in expensive, and is found in the Latin offensio, and the French offense."  [1913 Webster]
To take offense, to feel, or assume to be, injured or affronted; to become angry or hostile. -- Weapons of offense, those which are used in attack, in distinction from those of defense, which are used to repel.
Syn. -- Displeasure; umbrage; resentment; misdeed; misdemeanor; trespass; transgression; delinquency; fault; sin; crime; affront; indignity; outrage; insult.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

offense, US var. of OFFENCE.

THESAURUS

offense

affront, aggravated assault, aggression, amphibious attack, angry look, armed assault, aspersion, assailing, assailment, assault, atrocity, attack, bad faith, banzai attack, blitz, blitzkrieg, breach, breach of contract, breach of faith, breach of privilege, breach of promise, breach of trust, breaking, breakthrough, brickbat, casus belli, charge, contempt, contravention, contumely, counterattack, counteroffensive, coup de main, crime, crime against humanity, crippling attack, cut, dead set at, deadly sin, delict, delinquency, dereliction, descent on, despite, dirty look, diversion, diversionary attack, drive, dudgeon, dump, enormity, error, evil, failure, fault, felony, flank attack, flout, flouting, frontal attack, frown, gas attack, genocide, gibe, glare, glower, guilty act, head-on attack, heavy sin, huff, humiliation, illegality, impropriety, indignity, indiscretion, inexpiable sin, infiltration, infraction, infringement, iniquity, injury, injustice, insult, jeer, jeering, lapse, lightning attack, lightning war, malefaction, malfeasance, malum, mass attack, megadeath, miff, minor wrong, misdeed, misdemeanor, misfeasance, mock, mockery, mortal sin, mugging, nonfeasance, offensive, omission, onset, onslaught, outrage, overkill, panzer warfare, peccadillo, peccancy, pique, provocation, push, put-down, raw nerve, red rag, resentment, run against, run at, rush, sally, scoff, scowl, scurrility, shock tactics, sin, sin of commission, sin of omission, sinful act, slip, snuff, sore point, sore spot, sortie, strike, taunt, tender spot, tort, transgression, trespass, trip, umbrage, uncomplimentary remark, unprovoked assault, unutterable sin, venial sin, violation, wrong, wrongdoing

ROGET THESAURUS

offense

Attack

N attack, assault, assault and battery, onset, onslaught, charge, aggression, offense, incursion, inroad, invasion, irruption, outbreak, estrapade, ruade, coupe de main, sally, sortie, camisade, raid, foray, run at, run against, dead set at, storm, storming, boarding, escalade, siege, investment, obsession, bombardment, cannonade, fire, volley, platoon fire, file fire, fusillade, sharpshooting, broadside, raking fire, cross fire, volley of grapeshot, whiff of the grape, feu d'enfer, cut, thrust, lunge, pass, passado, carte and tierce, home thrust, coupe de bec, kick, punch, battue, razzia, Jacquerie, dragonnade, devastation, eboulement, assailant, aggressor, invader, base of operations, point of attack, echelon, attacking, aggressive, offensive, obsidional, up in arms, on the offensive, Int, up and at them!, the din of arms, the yell of savage rage, the shriek of agony, the groan of death, their fatal hands no second stroke intend, thirst for glory quells the love of life.

Resentment

N resentment, displeasure, animosity, anger, wrath, indignation, exasperation, bitter resentment, wrathful indignation, pique, umbrage, huff, miff, soreness, dudgeon, acerbity, virulence, bitterness, acrimony, asperity, spleen, gall, heart-burning, heart-swelling, rankling, ill humor, bad humor, ill temper, bad temper, irascibility, ill blood, revenge, excitement, irritation, warmth, bile, choler, ire, fume, pucker, dander, ferment, ebullition, towering passion, acharnement, angry mood, taking, pet, tiff, passion, fit, tantrums, burst, explosion, paroxysm, storm, rage, fury, desperation, violence, fire and fury, vials of wrath, gnashing of teeth, hot blood, high words, scowl, sulks, affront, provocation, offense, indignity, grudge, crow to pluck, bone to pick, sore subject, casus belli, ill turn, outrage, Furies, Eumenides, buffet, slap in the face, box on the ear, rap on the knuckles, angry, wrath, irate, ireful, wrathful, cross, Achillean, sulky, bitter, virulent, acrimonious &c (discourteous), violent, warm, burning, boiling, boiling over, fuming, raging, foaming, foaming at the mouth, convulsed with rage, offended, waxy, acharne, wrought, worked up, indignant, hurt, sore, set against, fierce, wild, rageful, furious, mad with rage, fiery, infuriate, rabid, savage, relentless, flushed with anger, flushed with rage, in a huff, in a stew, in a fume, in a pucker, in a passion, in a rage, in a fury, in a taking, in a way, on one's high ropes, up in arms, in high dudgeon, angrily, in the height of passion, in the heat of passion, in the heat of the moment, Int, tantaene animis coelestibus irae!, marry come up!, zounds!, 'sdeath!, one's blood being up, one's back being up, one's monkey being up, fervens difficili bile jecur, the gorge rising, eyes flashing fire, the blood rising, the blood boiling, haeret lateri lethalis arundo, beware the fury of a patient man, furor arma ministrat, ira furor brevis est, quem Jupiter vult perdere dementat prius, What, drunk with choler?.

Guilt

N guilt, guiltiness, culpability, criminality, criminousness, deviation from rectitude, sinfulness, misconduct, misbehavior, misdoing, misdeed, malpractice, fault, sin, error, transgression, dereliction, delinquency, indiscretion, lapse, slip, trip, faux pas, peccadillo, flaw, blot, omission, failing, failure, break, bad break!, capital crime, delictum, offense, trespass, misdemeanor, misfeasance, misprision, malefaction, malfeasance, malversation, crime, felony, enormity, atrocity, outrage, deadly sin, mortal sin, deed without a name, corpus delicti, guilty, to blame, culpable, peccable, in fault, at fault, censurable, reprehensible, blameworthy, uncommendable, illaudable, weighed in the balance and found wanting, exceptionable, in flagrante delicto, red-handed, in the very act, with one's hand in the cookie jar, cui prodest scelus in fecit, culpam paena premit comes, O would the deed were good!, responsibility prevents crimes se judice nemo noce, so many laws argues so many sins.


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