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offense (n.)

late 14c., "hurt, harm, injury, pain;" also "breach of the law, wrongdoing; transgression against God, sin;" also "the causing of displeasure, act or fact of wounding the feelings of or displeasing another;" also "displeasure, annoyance, umbrage," from Old French ofense "offense, insult, wrong" (13c.) and directly from Latin offensa "an offense, injury, affront, crime," literally "a striking against," noun use of fem. past participle of offendere (see offend).

Meaning "action of attacking" is from c. 1400. Sporting sense of "the team on the attack, at bat, with the ball," etc. is by 1894.

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Definitions of offense

offense (n.)
a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others;
Synonyms: discourtesy / offence / offensive activity
offense (n.)
a feeling of anger caused by being offended;
Synonyms: umbrage / offence
offense (n.)
a transgression that constitutes a violation of what is judged to be right;
Synonyms: offence
offense (n.)
the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score;
Synonyms: offence
offense (n.)
the action of attacking an enemy;
Synonyms: offence / offensive
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