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Meaning of OFFENCE

Pronunciation:  u'fens

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a crime less serious than a felony
  2. [n]  the action of attacking the enemy
  3. [n]  a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
  4. [n]  a feeling of anger caused by being offended; "he took offence at my question"
  5. [n]  the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score

OFFENCE is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: discourtesy, infraction, infringement, misdemeanor, misdemeanour, offense, offense, offense, offensive, offensive activity, umbrage, violation
 Antonyms: defence, defending team, defense
 See Also: affront, anger, bearing false witness, behavior, behaviour, breach of the peace, choler, conduct, counteroffensive, crime, derision, disorderly behavior, disorderly conduct, disturbance of the peace, doings, false pretence, false pretense, indecent exposure, indelicacy, insolence, insult, ire, law-breaking, lying under oath, military operation, operation, perjury, presumption, public nudity, push back, rebuff, ridicule, rollback, sedition, slight, squad, team



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Of*fence"\, n.
See {Offense}.

Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) An injury or wrong done to one (1 Sam. 25:31; Rom. 5:15).

(2.) A stumbling-block or cause of temptation (Isa. 8:14; Matt. 16:23; 18:7). Greek skandalon, properly that at which one stumbles or takes offence. The "offence of the cross" (Gal. 5:11) is the offence the Jews took at the teaching that salvation was by the crucified One, and by him alone. Salvation by the cross was a stumbling-block to their national pride.

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 Related Terms: breach, crime, dereliction, error, fault, felony, harm, hurt, infraction, infringement, injure, insult, lapse, malefaction, misdeed, misdemeanor, offend, outrage, peccadillo, sin, slight, slip, take umbrage, transgression, trespass, violation, wrong, wrongdoing