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Definition 1: hurt the feelings of - [verb of emotion]

Samples where offend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests
  • This remark really bruised my ego

Synonyms for offend in the sense of this definition

(offend is a kind of ...) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

(... is a kind of offend ) treat, mention, or speak to rudely

"He insulted her with his rude remarks" "the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone"

(... is a kind of offend ) deeply hurt the feelings of; distress

"his lacerating remarks"

(... is a kind of offend ) cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging

"His remark stung her"

(... is a kind of offend ) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

"He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"

Definition 2: cause to feel resentment or indignation - [verb of emotion]

Samples where offend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her tactless remark offended me

Synonyms for offend in the sense of this definition

(offend is a kind of ...) make angry

"The news angered him"

(offend causes ...) feel bitter or indignant about

"She resents being paid less than her co-workers"

Definition 3: strike with disgust or revulsion - [verb of emotion]

Samples where offend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends

Synonyms for offend in the sense of this definition

(offend is a kind of ...) cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of

"The pornographic pictures sickened us"

Samples where offend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • offend all laws of humanity
  • violate the basic laws or human civilization
  • break a law
  • break a promise

Synonyms for offend in the sense of this definition

(offend is a kind of ...) show a lack of respect for

(... is a kind of offend ) commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law

(... is a kind of offend ) commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake

"I blundered during the job interview"

(... is a kind of offend ) go against, as of rules and laws

"He ran afoul of the law" "This behavior conflicts with our rules"

(... is a kind of offend ) break the law

(... is a kind of offend ) enter unlawfully on someone's property

"Don't trespass on my land!"

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