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Another word for offense

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Noun
  1. An act that offends a person's sense of pride or dignity

  2. Extreme displeasure caused by an insult or slight

    See also:

    pain

    like

  3. A wicked act or wicked behavior

    See also:

    right

  4. Something that offends one's sense of propriety, fairness, or justice

      1. A transgression of a religious or moral law, especially when deliberate.
      2. Deliberate disobedience to the known will of God.
      3. A condition of estrangement from God resulting from such disobedience.
      1. An act of extreme violence or viciousness:
      2. Something that is grossly offensive to decency, morality, or good taste:
      3. Resentful anger aroused by a violent or offensive act, or an instance of this:
      1. An act committed in violation of law where the consequence of conviction by a court is punishment, especially where the punishment is a serious one such as imprisonment.
      2. Unlawful activity:
      3. A serious offense, especially one in violation of morality.
    See also:

    right

  5. A serious breaking of the public law

      1. One of several serious crimes, such as murder, rape, or robbery, punishable by a more stringent sentence than that given for a misdemeanor.
      2. Any of several crimes in early English law that were punishable by forfeiture of land or goods and by capital or other serious punishment.
      1. A wrong or illegal deed; a wrongdoing.
      1. The quality or state of being illegal.
      2. An illegal act.
      1. An act committed in violation of law where the consequence of conviction by a court is punishment, especially where the punishment is a serious one such as imprisonment.
      2. Unlawful activity:
      3. A serious offense, especially one in violation of morality.
    See also:

    crimes

  6. The act of attacking

    See also:

    attack

Another word for offense

Noun
  1. A misdeed

    See also:

    sin

    crime

  2. An attack

      1. A device containing an electric cell or a series of electric cells storing chemical energy that can be converted into electrical power, usually in the form of direct current.
      2. The act of beating or pounding.
      3. The unlawful and unwanted touching or striking of one person by another, with the intention of bringing about a harmful or offensive contact.
      1. Hostile or destructive behavior or attitudes:
      2. The practice or habit of taking hostile actions or launching military attacks:
      3. A hostile act or military attack:
      1. A violent physical attack, as with blows.
      2. A strong or cutting verbal attack.
      3. A military attack, such as one launched against a fortified area or place.
    See also:

    attack

  3. Resentment

Synonym Study

  • Displeasure may describe a feeling varying from dissatisfaction or disapproval to anger and indignation
  • Pique suggests a passing feeling of ruffled pride, usually over a trifle
  • Umbrage implies offense or resentment at being slighted or having one's pride hurt he took umbrage at the tone of her letter
  • Resentment adds implications of indignation, a brooding over an injury, and ill will toward the offender a resentment cherished for days
  • Offense , in this connection, implies displeased or hurt feelings as the result of a slight, insult, etc. don't take offense at my criticism