Another word for offend
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These verbs mean to cause resentment, humiliation, or hurt. To offend is to cause displeasure, wounded feelings, or repugnance in another: “He often offended men who might have been useful friends” (John Lothrop Motley). Insult implies gross insensitivity, insolence, or contemptuous rudeness: “I . . . refused to stay any longer in the room with him, because he had insulted me” (Anthony Trollope). To affront is to insult openly, usually intentionally: “He continued to belabor the poor woman in a studied effort to affront his hated chieftain” (Edgar Rice Burroughs). Outrage implies the flagrant violation of a person's integrity, pride, or sense of right and decency: “Agnes . . . was outraged by what seemed to her Rose's callousness” (Mrs. Humphry Ward).
Another word for offendverb
To cause resentment or hurt by callous, rude behavior:affront, huff, insult, miff, outrage, pique. Idioms: add insult to injury, give offense to. See attack, pain
To be very disagreeable to:displease. (Slang) turn off. Idioms: give offense to, not set right (or well) with. See like, pain
To violate a moral or divine law:err, sin, transgress, trespass. See right