What does the word offensive mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Offensively.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Offensiveness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Serving or intended to give offense.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Serving as a means of attack.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Aggressive operations or attitude; attack.

Usage examples for offensive

  1. It was essential that he should be prepared for offensive action. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by 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 by 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 by Newell Dwight Hillis
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