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Definition of 'offensively'


  1. in an unpleasantly offensive manner; "he smelled offensively unwashed"
       Antonyms: inoffensively
  2. in an obnoxious manner; "he said so in one of his more offensively intellectually arrogant sentences"
       Synonyms: objectionably obnoxiously
  3. in an aggressive manner; "`In this crisis, we must act offensively,' the President said"; "the admiral intends to act offensively in the Mediterranean"
       Antonyms: defensively

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