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Definition of 'offense'


  1. a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
       Synonyms: discourtesy offence offensive activity
  2. a feeling of anger caused by being offended; "he took offence at my question"
       Synonyms: umbrage offence
  3. a crime less serious than a felony
       Synonyms: misdemeanor misdemeanour infraction offence violation infringement
  4. the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score
       Synonyms: offence
       Antonyms: defense defence defending team defense defence defending team
  5. the action of attacking an enemy
       Synonyms: offence offensive

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