offensively offensively  /ə ˈfɛn sɪv li/


  1. (adv) in an unpleasantly offensive manner
  2. (adv) in an obnoxious manner
  3. (adv) in an aggressive manner




  1. No, it's just a wand glitch: one guitar string, offensively flat, needs to be tightened.
  2. Western diplomats say that so far, the ayatullahs appear to be acting defensively rather than offensively.
  3. They made a first offer on Friday which I considered offensively low.


  1. Phillies-Twins Preview

    The Minnesota Twins didn't exactly explode offensively, but they came through with timely hits to open their series with the Philadelphia Phillies in winning fashion.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Nick Castellanos Catches Up To Competition

    Tigers outfield prospect Nick Castellanos continues to surge for Triple-A Toledo following a slow start offensively.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS Detroit

  3. With Tim Tebow, Patriots show desperation

    The New England Patriots are set to take a step back offensively in 2013. They lost both starting receivers -- Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd -- from last year’s group that led the NFL in scoring and replaced them with mostly unproven players and rookies. New England also has huge question marks at tight end. Rob Gronkowski has had five surgeries on his arm and back since last November and may not ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs


  1. "I thought we'd play better, obviously," Boston coach Doc Rivers said. "I thought we were ready. ...... We played an individual game tonight on both ends. We never gave ourselves an opportunity offensively, because we never trusted each...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Doc Rivers Source: Crave Online

  2. "We just knew we had to bring our energy, that's the main thing for us," Robinson said of his fellow reserves. "The more energy we bring, the better offensively we are and the better defensively we are."
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Nate Robinson Source: The Canadian Press

  3. "We've got first-round guys, we've got guys that have been in the Pro Bowl offensively and defensively, guys who've been in the scheme for two to three years," Vick said. "You know, the talent level is there, and I just think it's a question...
    on Dec 24, 2006 By: Michael Vick Source: USA Today

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