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inoffensive

i nuh fen siv

  • a  not causing anger or annoyance
    inoffensive behavior
  • a  giving no offense
    a quiet inoffensive man
    a refreshing inoffensive stimulant
  • a  substituting a mild term for a harsher or distasteful one

  • The viewers' overwhelming reaction was that the program was not only inoffensive, but probably one of the best Brothers shows of the season.
  • For "We may gripe and yell But we fight like hell" there is now an inoffensive alternate: "But we'll fight, fight, fight Fight with all our might.
  • That may seem inoffensive, but be warned: over the past few years, horror stories have emerged about credit-counseling agencies that funnel consumers into expensive debt-management .
News & Articles

  • READY: Guilty of taking it personally
    Published: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 16:40 PM. Unlike the South Carolina valedictorian who tore up his pre-approved graduation speech and recited the Lord’s Prayer instead, maybe I should have torn up last week’s column and written something inoffensive, fluffy, fake, and politically correct.
    June 16, 2013 - The Destin Log
  • Scott McNutt's Snark Bites: Y-12 implementing special security measures aimed at harmless older people
    Could a 60-ish woman with “suspected mental issues” drive unimpeded through the main entrance to Oak Ridge’s fortress-like Y-12 National Security Complex? One did last week, suggesting the nuclear facility may be dangerously vulnerable to those with possible mental disabilities in addition to its vulnerability to inoffensive older people.
    June 16, 2013 - Knoxville News Sentinel
Quotes

  • Franz Beckenbauer in ABC Online
    Something must have been said to Zidane. He is actually a reserved and inoffensive person,Beckenbauer said.
  • Dean Acheson in Wall Street Journal
    As a former Democratic secretary of state, Dean Acheson, warned a half-century ago: "No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies."
  • Paul Abbott in Netribution
    The Stage reported Abbott as saying:"The commonest excuse for drama being bland or inoffensive or just crap is that the audience just can't assimilate complex storytelling. That is just patronising. Audiences today can handle as much as you throw at...

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