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Another word for offense

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

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  3. Extreme displeasure caused by an insult or slight

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

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  7. A serious breaking of the public law

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Another word for offense

  1. An attack

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    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