slight; pique, Inf. miff, disgruntle, Inf. put [s.o.] off, displease; vex, annoy, provoke, incense, exasperate, distress; fret, irk, rankle, roil, Chiefly U.S. rile, rattle, ruffle; irritate, aggravate, nettle, chafe, gall, disturb.
2. disgust, repel, repulse, SI. gross [s.o.] out, SI. turn [s.o.] off; nauseate, sicken.
3. violate, transgress, trespass, infringe upon, encroach upon, intrude upon, step on the toes of; sin, desecrate, profane, defile, debase.
4. injure, hurt, harm, smart, wound, damage; wrong, malign.
5. All Biblical, tempt, seduce, lead astray, entice, allure, sway.
6. sin, go astray, fall from grace, go to the devil; transgress, trespass; break the law, fault, commit a crime; err, make a mistake, go wrong, blunder, go to the dogs, slip up, lapse, trip; misbehave, Rare, misde-mean. offense, n. 1. violation, infraction, breach, transgression, trespass, infringement; misdeed, wrongdoing, dereliction, slip, lapse, shortcoming, peccadillo; malefaction, sin, desecration, profaneness, blasphemy, sacrilege, peccancy.
2. crime, delinquency, breaking of the law, fault, Law. misdemeanor, Law. delict, Law. malfeasance.
3. atrocity, enormity, abhorrence, abomination, odium, outrage.
4. umbrage, resentment, pique, huff, Inf. miff; petulance, indignation, annoyance, tiff, displeasure; repugnance, disgust, repulsion, revulsion; aversion, disapprobation, opposition, alienation; antipathy, animosity, animus, enmity, hostility, hatred, detestation.
5. attack, assault, onslaught, bombardment, storming, (of troops) dragonnade, aggression, assailment, encounter; offensive, onset, push, thrust, charge, lunge, (both of troops) sortie, sally; invasion, incursion, raid, escalade.
6. attackers, aggressors, assailers, assailants, besiegers, raiders, invaders; opposition, enemy, foe. offensive, adj. 1. affronting, insulting, insolent, disrespectful, Archaic, affrontive; rude, discourteous, unmannerly, unmannered, uncivil, ungallant; irritating, aggravating, nettling, chafing, galling; unbearable, unendurable, intolerable, insufferable; off-putting, Brit. Inf. beastly, unpleasant, disagreeable; vexatious, annoying, provoking, provocative, incensing, exasperating, distressing, disturbing; irksome, fretting, rattling, ruffling, rankling.
2. noisome, nauseating, nauseous, Med. nauseant, sickening; fetid, rancid, sour, putrid, putrescent, graveolent, rotten, stinking, rank, four, mephitic; odorous, olid, Obs. olidous, stenchful, strong, whiffy; distasteful, unpalatable, unsavory.
3. repugnant, disgusting, obnoxious, shocking, nasty; repulsive, repelling, repellent, revolting, objectionable; fulsome, bilious, gross; abominable, odious, heinous, detestable.
4. attacking, on the attack, on the offense, on the move; assaulting, assailing, invading, invasive.
5. aggressive, combative, incursive, martial, warlike, Archaic, assailant, bellicose; truculent, belligerent, pugnacious, pushing; contentious, quarrelsome, antagonistic, hostile.
-n. 6. aggressiveness, combativeness, bellicosity, bellicoseness; belligerence, pugnacity, pugnaciousness, pushiness; contentiousness, quarrelsomeness, antagonism, animus, enmity, hostility.
7. attack, assault, onslaught, aggression, assailment, offense, encounter; charge, onset, push, thrust; invasion, incursion, raid.