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Meaning of INOFFENSIVE

Pronunciation:  `inu'fensiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  of an inoffensive substitute for offensive terminology; "`peepee' is a common euphemistic term"
  2. [adj]  causing no harm; "an inoffensive animal"
  3. [adj]  not offensive; "an inoffensive level"
  4. [adj]  giving no offense; "a quiet inoffensive man"; "a refreshing inoffensive stimulant"
  5. [adj]  morally respectable or inoffensive; "a past that was scarcely savory"
  6. [adj]  not causing anger or annoyance; "inoffensive behavior"
 

INOFFENSIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: euphemistic, harmless, innocuous, offenceless, offenseless, savory, savoury, uncontroversial, unobjectionable, unoffending
 
 Antonyms: dysphemistic, offensive, unsavory, unsavoury
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In"of*fen"sive\, a. [Pref. in- not + offensiue: cf.
F. inoffensif.]
1. Giving no offense, or provocation; causing no uneasiness,
   annoyance, or disturbance; as, an inoffensive man, answer,
   appearance.

2. Harmless; doing no injury or mischief. --Dryden.

3. Not obstructing; presenting no interruption bindrance.
   [R.] --Milton.

         So have Iseen a river gintly glide In a smooth
         course, and inoffensive tide.         --Addison.
   -- {In"of*fen"sive*ly}, adv. -- {In"of*fen"sive*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: admissible, allowable, benign, condonable, defensible, dispensable, excusable, exemptible, expiable, forgivable, harmless, innocent, innocuous, justifiable, legitimate, nonmalignant, nonpoisonous, nontoxic, nonvirulent, pardonable, reasonable, remissible, undamaging, unhurtful, uninjurious, unobjectionable, unobnoxious, unoffending, venial, vindicable, warrantable
 

 

 

 

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