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Another word for offend

  1. To cause resentment or hurt by callous, rude behavior

  2. To be very disagreeable to

  3. To violate a moral or divine law

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Another word for offend

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  • 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