offensive

Part of speech: adverb

Offensively.

Part of speech: noun

Offensiveness.

Part of speech: adjective

Serving or intended to give offense.

Part of speech: adjective

Disgreeable; injurious.

Part of speech: adjective

Serving as a means of attack.

Part of speech: noun

Aggressive operations or attitude; attack.

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Usage examples "offensive":

  1. It was essential that he should be prepared for offensive action. - "Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War", G. F. R. Henderson.
  2. And the offensive and defensive alliance thus ratified, we parted, each the richer for a new friend. - "Fragments of an Autobiography", Felix Moscheles.
  3. That is why we await with confidence and quietness the next great offensive for the Germans. - "The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon", Newell Dwight Hillis.