offensive offensive  /ə ˈfɛn sɪv/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the action of attacking an enemy
  2. (adj) violating or tending to violate or offend against
  3. (adj) for the purpose of attack rather than defense
  4. (adj) causing anger or annoyance
  5. (adj) morally offensive
  6. (adj) unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
  7. (adj) substitute a harsher or distasteful term for a mild one
  8. (adj) causing or able to cause nausea

Usage(s):

  1. Prime Minister John Curtin this week proclaimed publicly what everyone had guessed privately: Australia could not possibly embark on a large-scale offensive for at least six months.
  2. Connects the assassination of Northern Alliance leader Ahmed Shah Massoud, two days before 911, with an immediate Taliban offensive and the al-Qaeda attack.
  3. For starters, he is serially offensive.

News

  1. Offensive changes paying off as Chicago Fire eye result against Colorado Rapids

    BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Chicago Fire coach Frank Klopas tried to get offensive with his midfield lineup early in the season, but his attempt was futile in three scoreless games before pulling the plug and reverting to a two-defensive midfielder formation.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: MLS via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Offensive lineman Derrick Kelly Jr. commits to football Cats

    Havana (Fla.) East Gadsden High School offensive lineman Derrick Kelly Jr. has committed to UK, Jeff Drummond of Scout reports.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Kentucky Kernel

  3. Offensive lineman becomes Cats’ 18th commitment

    Havana (Fla.) East Gadsden High School offensive lineman Derrick Kelly Jr. has committed to UK, Jeff Drummond of Scout reports.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Kentucky Kernel

Quotes

  1. "My offensive line looks good, the defense played good down the stretch," Favre told the Biloxi newspaper. "I'm excited about playing for a talented young football team."
    on Feb 2, 2007 By: Brett Favre Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Here is the bottom line: While the enemy in Iraq is still dangerous, we have seized the offensive, and the Iraqi forces are becoming increasingly capable of leading and winning the fight," Bush said in a speech at the National Defense...
    on Sep 9, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Christian Science Monitor

  3. "It would have been one thing if he had been scoring and we had not been scoring; then it would have been an issue," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "But we were scoring and we had great rhythm -- we had great offensive rhythm -- and you could...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Doc Rivers Source: ESPN

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