Offensive

What is Offensive ?

Offensive is (adj) unpleasant, which offends What an offensive smell! The waiter was quite offensive. (noun) 1. a military attack The offensive was successful, and the enemy retreated. 2. to take the offensive, to go on the offensive to start to do something against someone He took the offensive and demanded an explanation.

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level