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synonyms for offending

  • aggrieve
  • anger
  • annoy
  • antagonize
  • disgust
  • disturb
  • exasperate
  • gall
  • horrify
  • hurt
  • irritate
  • outrage
  • provoke
  • rile
  • shock
  • sicken
  • sting
  • upset
  • affront
  • disgruntle
  • disoblige
  • distress
  • fret
  • jar
  • miff
  • nauseate
  • nettle
  • pain
  • pique
  • repel
  • repulse
  • sin
  • slight
  • slur
  • snub
  • transgress
  • trespass
  • vex
  • wound
  • be disagreeable
  • turn one off
  • zing
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antonyms for offending

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  • aid
  • assist
  • assuage
  • calm
  • comfort
  • cure
  • delight
  • heal
  • help
  • make happy
  • order
  • placate
  • please
  • quiet
  • soothe
  • agree
  • appease
  • attract
  • behave
  • compliment
  • flatter
  • mollify
  • obey
  • praise
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How to use offending in a sentence

Included was a twenty-page aside on the offending Bishop, revealing a startlingly thorough knowledge of his writings.
A LETTER FROM MR. CIBBER TO MR. POPECOLLEY CIBBER
Sometimes the contract states what the offending or wrongful party must pay should he fail to execute it.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
In this case the husband was the offending party, and was very naughty, and therefore his hands were very cold.
SECOND EDITION OF A DISCOVERY CONCERNING GHOSTSGEORGE CRUIKSHANK
May we not, also, without offending any one, suppose that the alphabet originated in cries and exclamations?
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
But Mother Wit thought it would do no harm to help the family if she could do so without offending.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
There is room for difference of opinion as to whether or not the ensuing public discussion of sexual offending was desirable.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON MORAL DELINQUENCY IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTSOSWALD CHETTLE MAZENGARB ET AL.
For fear of offending her, I restrained the impulse to take her in my arms, and it took great willpower.
VALLEY OF THE CROENLEE TARBELL
The fragrance that floated in the warm air flattered the sense of smell without offending it.
AT THE SIGN OF THE CAT AND RACKETHONORE DE BALZAC
The final proof was the cure of the patient by an autogenous vaccine made of the offending microbe.
THE TREATMENT OF HAY FEVERGEORGE FREDERICK LAIDLAW
And we decided that it would be only right, even at the risk of annoying or even offending Lady Myrtle.
ROBIN REDBREASTMARY LOUISA MOLESWORTH
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO OFFENDING

  • behind
  • blamable
  • blameworthy
  • careless
  • censurable
  • criminal
  • culpable
  • defaultant
  • derelict
  • disregardful
  • faulty
  • guilty
  • lax
  • neglectful
  • negligent
  • offending
  • overdue
  • procrastinating
  • red-handed
  • remiss
  • reprehensible
  • shabby
  • slack
  • tardy
  • unpaid
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.