offensively

[ uh-fen-siv or for 4, 5, aw-fen-, of-en- ]SEE DEFINITION OF offensively

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Wilding shrugged and smiled; Grey's eye was offensively upon him.

At first she was made much of, in an offensively patronising manner.

He contrived to say it so offensively that Jumbo flushed with anger.

He struck me as a dapper man, noticeably, but not offensively, self-satisfied.

"That is posterity's look-out," said Hamilton, offensively; but Bones ignored the rudeness.

On these occasions he was too vain to see what she was too polite to show him offensively.

Joe stared at Sam offensively, and continued to laugh after the others had done.

His manners were like those of most seamen, bold, but not offensively so.

Not at all offensively, but he tended to get pretty ambitious then.

The captain stared at her offensively and went on with his meal.

WORD ORIGIN

"attacking" (1540s), "insulting" (1570s), both from Middle French offensif (16c.) and directly from Medieval Latin offensivus, from Latin offens-, past participle stem of offendere "offend" (see offend). Related: Offensively; offensiveness.

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