Another word for offense
Styles of offense in football include: running attack*, shotgun offense*, T-formation*, wishbone*, passing attack*, straight football*, power plays*, cross-bucks and spinners*, flying wedge*, razzle-dazzle*, the aerial route*, the bust-em philosophy*.
Styles of offense in basketball include: five-man attack*, four-man offense*, center fan*, cartwheel*, slow-breaking attack*, fast-breaking attack*.
offense, in this connection, implies displeased or hurt feelings as the result of a slight, insult, etc. don't take offense at my criticism; resentment adds implications of indignation, a brooding over an injury, and ill will toward the offender a resentment cherished for days; umbrage implies offense or resentment at being slighted or having one's pride hurt he took umbrage at the tone of her letter; pique suggests a passing feeling of ruffled pride, usually over a trifle; displeasure may describe a feeling varying from dissatisfaction or disapproval to anger and indignation
Another word for offensenoun
An act that offends a person's sense of pride or dignity:affront, contumely, despite, indignity, insult, outrage, slight. Idiom: slap in the face. See attack
Extreme displeasure caused by an insult or slight:dudgeon, huff, miff, pique, resentment, ruffled feathers, umbrage. See like, pain
A wicked act or wicked behavior:crime, deviltry, diablerie, evil, evildoing, immorality, iniquity, misdeed, peccancy, sin, wickedness, wrong, wrongdoing. See right
Something that offends one's sense of propriety, fairness, or justice:crime, outrage, sin. See right
A serious breaking of the public law:crime, illegality, misdeed. (Law) felony. See crimes
The act of attacking:aggression, assailment, assault, attack, attempt, offensive, onrush, onset, onslaught, strike. See attack