offense (

     n 1: a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others;
          wounding the feelings or others [syn: discourtesy, offence,
           offensive activity]
     2: a feeling of anger caused by being offended; "he took
        offence at my question" [syn: umbrage, offence]
     3: a crime less serious than a felony [syn: misdemeanor, misdemeanour,
         infraction, offence, violation, infringement]
     4: the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score
        [syn: offence] [ant: defense, defense]
     5: the action of attacking the enemy [syn: offence, offensive]