offensive (

     adj 1: violating or tending to violate or offend against;
            "violative of the principles of liberty"; "considered
            such depravity offensive against all laws of humanity"
            [syn: violative]
     2: for the purpose of attack rather than defense; "offensive
        weapons" [ant: defensive]
     3: causing anger or annoyance; "offensive remarks" [ant: inoffensive]
     4: morally offensive; "an unsavory reputation"; "an unsavory
        scandal" [syn: unsavory, unsavoury] [ant: savory]
     5: unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses;
        "offensive odors" [ant: inoffensive]
     6: of an offensive substitute for inoffensive terminology;
        "`nigger' is a dysphemistic term for `African-American'"
        [syn: dysphemistic] [ant: euphemistic]
     7: causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell";
        "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench" [syn: nauseating,
         nauseous, noisome, loathsome, sickening, vile]
     n : the action of attacking the enemy [syn: offense, offence]