offending offending  /ə ˈfɛn dɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) offending against or breaking a law or rule

Usage(s):

  1. The offending message is rendered less obnoxious, but it's still possible for other readers to decipher it f thy rlly wnt t.
  2. Or demanding the newsstand vendor to tear out offending pages from the newspapers.
  3. The offending scene is tastefully portrayed, they say, and crucial to the plot.

News

  1. Red Robin ad under fire for dissing vegetarians

    By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com Red Robin's new ad was meant to appeal to vegetarians, but ended up offending them instead.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Lil Wayne’s New Music Video Has Some People Outraged

    Lil Wayne’s new music video is offending some people. In the video, the rapper walks on an American flag. The video is for Wayne’s song “God Bless Amerika.”
    on June 18, 2013     Source: ABC 26 New Orleans

  3. Man slashed after offending condo rules against glass

    A man was so upset that another man was drinking out of a glass bottle at a condo's swimming pool that he grabbed a bottle from the victim's cooler, conked the offending party on the head, and then slashed the offending party's back with a fresh shard, police said Sunday.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Channel 8 San Diego

Quotes

  1. Mr Reid said in a statement: "I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words. I sincerely apologise for offending any and all Americans, especially African-Americans for my improper comments."
    on Jan 10, 2010 By: Harry Reid Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "Somewhere we must draw the line in what is tolerable in mainstream media," Sharpton said Sunday. "We cannot keep going through offending us and then apologizing and then acting like it never happened. Somewhere we've got to stop this."
    on Apr 8, 2007 By: Al Sharpton Source: Washington Post

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