Definition of offensive :
1. Giving offense; causing displeasure or resentment; displeasing; annoying; as, offensive words.
2. Giving pain or unpleasant sensations; disagreeable; revolting; noxious; as, an offensive smell; offensive sounds.
3. Making the first attack; assailant; aggressive; hence, used in attacking; - opposed to defensive; as, an offensive war; offensive weapons.
4. The state or posture of one who offends or makes attack; aggressive attitude; the act of the attacking party; - opposed to defensive.
attack, nauseating, unsavoury, criminal offence, like, slimy, smelly, ugly, unquiet, funky, appalling, offensive activity, insolent, assault, ghastly, marauding, awful, violative, unwholesome, assailment, exceptionable, unworthy, dysphemistic, crime, discourtesy, anti-personnel, horrid, scurrilous, heavy, strike, shocking, ghoulish, discourteous, raiding, on the offensive, offending, onslaught, skanky, horrific, insulting, censurable, blitz, detestable, sick, impolite, bombardment, front, barrage, criminal offense, tip-and-run, sickening, ill-scented, unsavory, backhanded, uneasy, fulsome, attempt, law-breaking, ill-mannered, abusive, queasy, creepy, blast, stinking, odoriferous, long-range, sepulchral, smart, hit-and-run, wretched, charnel, nuclear, predatory, onset, offence, freestyle, objectionable, onrush, worthless, nonnuclear, bombing, onside, explosive, opprobrious, noisome, invasive, sickish, offense, verminous, assaultive, incursive, outrageous, anti-tank, abrasive, defensive, anxious, yucky, foul-smelling, umbrage, antiaircraft, pain, scrimy, repellant, disgustful, the Blitz, invading, blitzkrieg, air strike, nauseated, abhorrent, repelling, loathly, air raid, nauseous, scornful, conventional, live, foetid, antipersonnel, nervous, offside, morbid, good
aggressive (part of speech: adjective)
vulgar (part of speech: adjective)
glaring, degraded, barbaric, idiomatic, ignoble, earthy, crass, ill-bred, sleazy, philistine, graceless, ignominious, broad, base, tawdry, undignified, unpolished, crude, in bad taste, profane, garish, raw, clumsy, shameless, indelicate, unseemly, gaudy, rude, common, cockney, cheap, salty, outlandish, vulgar, boorish, sordid, coarse-grained, brazen, barnyard, rough, coarse, scandalous, unrefined, unbecoming, gross, homespun, tasteless, colloquial, chintzy, brutish, animal, low, inelegant, depraved, tactless, obscene, rank
evil (part of speech: adjective)
disgraceful, nefarious, sinful, repugnant, terrible, detrimental, calamitous, loathsome, revolting, abominable, sinister, foul, monstrous, evil, bad, repellent, damnable, repulsive, hideous, destructive, heinous, wicked, baneful, atrocious, reprehensible
painful (part of speech: adjective)
disagreeable, uncomfortable, anguishing, horrendous, acute, besetting, bothersome, hurtful, wrenching, smarting, gnawing, miserable, insufferable, oppressive, odious, cramping, bitter, excruciating, aggravating, tormenting, torturing, troublesome, withering, biting, severe, cruel, annoying, aching, woeful, piercing, grievous, irksome, unbearable, trying, sore, painful, harrowing, arduous, irritating, throbbing, stabbing, crushing, burdensome, agonizing, chafing, stinging, unpleasant, cutting, distressful, grueling, inflaming
illegal (part of speech: adjective)
insolent (part of speech: adjective)
warfare (part of speech: noun)
revolting (part of speech: verb)
incompatible, macabre, agreeable, shameful, uncongenial, snide, displeasing, unspeakable, frightful, unattractive, gory, infamous, accursed, pernicious, corrupt, horrible, impious, distressing, malignant, bloody, intolerable, antipathetic, disagreeing, adverse, forbidding, indecent, beastly, noxious, pleasant, unsympathetic, lousy, rummy, hateful, execrable, rancid, inharmonious, dreadful, rotten, uninviting, mangy, ribald, unutterable, grisly
offensive (part of speech: adjective)
unclean (part of speech: adjective)
dirty, grubby, grimy, murky, dusty, defiled, infectious, untidy, putrid, mucky, scruffy, unhygenic, filthy, insalubrious, festering, grungy, smutty, muddy, slovenly, fetid, shabby, crummy, scatological, sloppy, toxic, unsanitary, unclean, dingy, septic, squalid, icky, impure
despicable (part of speech: adjective)
disagreeable (part of speech: adjective)
- She wished to wed my rank, and found it offensive that I should marry, not only her fair self, but her millions! - "Berlin and Sans-Souci", Louise Muhlbach.
- The Corinthians put out from the land and formed a line in the open sea, but beyond this made no further movement, having no intention of assuming the offensive. - "The History of the Peloponnesian War", Thucydides.
- He could assume the offensive only in case a French fleet should assist him, and this happened but twice, in 1778, and not again for three years. - "The Wars Between England and America", T. C. Smith.