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To meet defiantly; confront:
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  1. To meet defiantly; confront:
  2. (--- Obsolete) To meet or encounter (another) face to face.
  3. (Archaic) To come before; meet; face
To treat with gross insensitivity, insolence, or contemptuous rudeness.
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  1. To treat with gross insensitivity, insolence, or contemptuous rudeness.
  2. To affront or demean:
  3. To treat or speak to with scorn, insolence, or great disrespect; subject to treatment, a remark, etc. that hurts or is meant to hurt the feelings or pride
To offend grossly against (standards of decency or morality); commit an outrage on.
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  1. To offend grossly against (standards of decency or morality); commit an outrage on.
  2. To cause great anger, indignation, etc. in
  3. To produce anger or resentment in:
To harm by repeated attacks; harry; molest
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  1. To harm by repeated attacks; harry; molest
  2. (Archaic) To harass or disturb by repeated attacks.
  3. To cause irritation to (another); make somewhat angry.
To have or produce a feeling of physical pain or discomfort:
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  1. To have or produce a feeling of physical pain or discomfort:
  2. To cause physical damage or pain to (an individual or a body part); injure:
  3. To give or have the sensation of pain; be sore
To inflict a wound or wounds (on or upon); hurt; injure
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  1. To inflict a wound or wounds (on or upon); hurt; injure
  2. To inflict wounds or a wound on.
  3. Simple past tense and past participle of wind.
To form or shape by severing or incising:
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  1. To form or shape by severing or incising:
  2. To go directly and often hastily:
  3. To perform:
To sting with or as if with a nettle.
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  1. To sting with or as if with a nettle.
  2. To irritate; annoy; vex
To pride (oneself):
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  1. To pride (oneself):
  2. To arouse resentment in, as by slighting; ruffle the pride of
  3. To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
To make angry; enrage or provoke.
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  1. To make angry; enrage or provoke.
  2. To become angry:
To excite to anger; provoke; annoy; exasperate
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  1. To excite to anger; provoke; annoy; exasperate
  2. (Physiology) To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
  3. To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
To incite to anger or resentment:
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  1. To incite to anger or resentment:
  2. To give rise to; bring about:
  3. To bring about deliberately; induce:
To fail to satisfy; to miss of.
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  1. To fail to satisfy; to miss of.
  2. To make not pleased; to excite a feeling of disapprobation or dislike in; to be disagreeable to; to offend; to vex; -- often followed by with or at. It usually expresses less than to anger, vex, irritate, or provoke.
  3. To give displeasure or offense.
To inflict an injury or injuries on.
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  1. To inflict an injury or injuries on.
  2. To injure in one's legal rights
  3. To cause grief or injury to; offend
To cause to feel chagrin; mortify or discomfit:
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  1. To cause to feel chagrin; mortify or discomfit:
To drive off, or offer an opposing force to, something
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  1. To drive off, or offer an opposing force to, something
  2. To drive or force back; hold or ward off
  3. (Physics) To present an opposing force to; push back or away from by a force:
To arouse disgust
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  1. To arouse disgust
  2. To offend the taste or moral sense of; repel.
  3. To cause to feel disgust; be sickening, repulsive, or very distasteful to
To make or become sick, ill, disgusted, distressed, etc.
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  1. To make or become sick, ill, disgusted, distressed, etc.
To refuse to submit to authority, custom, etc.; rebel; mutiny
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  1. To refuse to submit to authority, custom, etc.; rebel; mutiny
  2. To turn away (from) in revulsion
  3. To feel disgust or repugnance:
To produce electrical shock in (a body)
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  1. To produce electrical shock in (a body)
  2. (Archaic) To come together violently; collide
  3. An instance of the passage of an electric current through the body. The amount of injury caused by electric shock depends on the type and strength of the current, the length of time the current is applied, and the route the current takes once it enters the body.
To act in violation of (the law, for example).
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  1. To act in violation of (the law, for example).
  2. To spread over land, especially over the land along a subsiding shoreline. Used of the sea.
  3. To go beyond (a limit, boundary, etc.)
To infringe on the privacy, time, or attention of another:
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  1. To infringe on the privacy, time, or attention of another:
  2. An illegal act committed against another’s person or property; especially entering upon another’s land without the owner’s permission. An illegal act committed against another’s person or property; especially entering upon another’s land without the owner’s permission. In common law, a legal suit for injuries resulting from an instance of the first definition. To enter upon property without permission, either actual or constructive.
  3. To go on another's land or property without permission or right
To insult intentionally, especially openly.
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  1. To insult intentionally, especially openly.
  2. To meet defiantly; confront:
  3. To insult openly or purposely; offend; slight
(Slang) To inhale something for the intoxicating or euphoric affects
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  1. (Slang) To inhale something for the intoxicating or euphoric affects
  2. (Obs.) To swell with pride or arrogance
  3. (Slang) To inhale the fumes of (a volatile chemical, for example) as a means of becoming intoxicated.
To treat or speak to with scorn, insolence, or great disrespect; subject to treatment, a remark, etc. that hurts or is meant to hurt the feelings or pride
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  1. To treat or speak to with scorn, insolence, or great disrespect; subject to treatment, a remark, etc. that hurts or is meant to hurt the feelings or pride
  2. (Obs.) To attack; assail
  3. To affront or demean:
To offend or take offense; put or be put out of humor
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  1. To offend or take offense; put or be put out of humor
  2. (Usually used in the passive) to offend slightly
  3. To cause to become offended or annoyed.
To commit an outrage upon or against
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  1. To commit an outrage upon or against
  2. To produce anger or resentment in:
  3. To offend grossly against (standards of decency or morality); commit an outrage on.
To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
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  1. To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
  2. To provoke; arouse:
  3. To arouse resentment in, as by slighting; ruffle the pride of
To make not pleased; to excite a feeling of disapprobation or dislike in; to be disagreeable to; to offend; to vex; -- often followed by with or at. It usually expresses less than to anger, vex, irritate, or provoke.
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  1. To make not pleased; to excite a feeling of disapprobation or dislike in; to be disagreeable to; to offend; to vex; -- often followed by with or at. It usually expresses less than to anger, vex, irritate, or provoke.
  2. To fail to satisfy; to miss of.
  3. To fail to please or to be disagreeable (to); annoy; offend; irritate
To commit an act that is wrong; do wrong.
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  1. To commit an act that is wrong; do wrong.
  2. To be wrong or mistaken; fall into error
  3. To deviate from the established moral code; do wrong
Abbreviation of sine
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  1. Abbreviation of sine
  2. To violate a religious or moral law.
  3. To commit a sin
To go beyond (a limit, boundary, etc.)
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  1. To go beyond (a limit, boundary, etc.)
  2. To spread over land, especially over the land along a subsiding shoreline. Used of the sea.
  3. To break a law or commandment; sin
An illegal act committed against another’s person or property; especially entering upon another’s land without the owner’s permission. An illegal act committed against another’s person or property; especially entering upon another’s land without the owner’s permission. In common law, a legal suit for injuries resulting from an instance of the first definition. To enter upon property without permission, either actual or constructive.
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  1. An illegal act committed against another’s person or property; especially entering upon another’s land without the owner’s permission. An illegal act committed against another’s person or property; especially entering upon another’s land without the owner’s permission. In common law, a legal suit for injuries resulting from an instance of the first definition. To enter upon property without permission, either actual or constructive.
  2. (Intransitive, now rare) To commit an offence; to sin.
  3. To commit an offense or a sin; transgress or err.

Synonym Study

  • Outrage implies an extreme offense against someone's sense of right, justice, propriety, etc. he was outraged by the offer of a bribe
  • Insult implies an affront so insolent or contemptuously rude as to cause humiliation and resentment a book that insults the reader's intelligence
  • Affront implies open and deliberate disrespect or offense to affront someone's pride
  • Offend implies the causing of displeasure or resentment in another, intentionally or unintentionally, by wounding the person's feelings or by a breach of the person's sense of propriety she will be offended if she is not invited
Find another word for offend. In this page you can discover 49 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for offend, like: affront, insult, outrage, annoy, hurt, hurt one's feelings, wound, cut, nettle, pique and anger.