offend of‧fend [əˈfend] verb
1. [intransitive] LAW to do something that is a crime:

• What can be done to stop criminals offending again?

2. [intransitive, transitive] to make someone angry or upset:

• The advertisement was never intended to offend anyone.

— offended adjective :

• Many sales personnel would be offended if sales forecasts were made without their input.

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offended UK US /əˈfendɪd/ adjective
upset and angry, often because someone has been rude: »

Many staff members were deeply offended by his email.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • offended — index aggrieved (victimized), resentful Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • offended — of|fend|ed [əˈfendıd] adj someone who is offended is angry and upset by someone s behaviour or remarks feel/look/sound offended ▪ Stella was beginning to feel a little offended. ▪ I knew that Piers would be deeply offended . ▪ I get very offended …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Offended — Offend Of*fend, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Offended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Offending}.] [OF. offendre, L. offendere, offensum; ob (see {Ob }) + fendere (in comp.) to thrust, dash. See {Defend}.] 1. To strike against; to attack; to assail. [Obs.] Sir P.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • offended — adjective he was offended because she had forgotten their anniversary Syn: upset, insulted, affronted, aggrieved, displeased, hurt, wounded, disgruntled, put out, annoyed, angry, cross, exasperated, indignant, irritated, piqued, vexed, irked …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • offended — un·offended; …   English syllables

  • offended — adjective hurt or upset she looked offended face had a pained and puzzled expression • Syn: ↑pained • Similar to: ↑displeased …   Useful english dictionary

  • offended — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. vexed, provoked, exasperated; see angry , insulted …   English dictionary for students

  • offended — É™ fendɪd adj. insulted; emotionally hurt; violated of·fend || É™ fend v. insult; violate a law; sin; be strident, injure the senses …   English contemporary dictionary

  • offended — See: offend …   English dictionary

  • offended —   Uluhua, ukiuki, kā eko …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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