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It isn’t fair to ask groups offended by these symbols to wait even longer for change.

I would like to take back what I said, and apologize to those who were offended by my remarks.

That begins with its worst-offending units, the gas-fired plants known as “peakers,” turned on only to give the electric grid a boost on hot, or “peak,” days.

I feel like we’re in a climate where you don’t want to say things to offend people since we’ve not seen anything like this in our lifetime.

“I thought it was a lot and I thought it was unnecessary, but I think it’s important that I keep my opinions to myself because it’s not going to be pleasant,” she said, indicating that she was personally offended by Adefeso’s actions.

And could the word "Russkiy," or 'Russian', offend ethnically non-Russian citizens around the country?

Worried this might turn people off from his performance, Khan said he didn't intend  to offend anyone.

But Alex Rubin cannot afford to offend any of the media willing to cover safely dead dissidents.

Some steps would offend some Republicans, such as restarting a modern version of the Depression era Works Progress Administration.

“This show is not an exercise to offend people,” McGruder countered.

You need not fear to offend by refusing to take wine with a gentleman, even your host.

Francoeur was afraid of nothing, but he was old; his heart like his head was polished by age, and he disliked to offend people.

Some offend because they crave popularity or want to do what their friends are doing.

Ruth was neither impudent nor hardened; she was ignorant enough, and might offend from knowing no better.

He therefore belaboured him till his sullen obstinacy gave way to a roar for mercy, and promises never so to offend again.


On this page you'll find 128 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to offend, such as: aggrieve, anger, annoy, antagonize, disgust, and disturb.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.