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offensive adj

1 : of, relating to, or designed for attack [ weapons]
2 : causing displeasure or resentment
: contrary to a particular or prevailing sense of what is decent, proper, or moral [depicted sexual acts in a patently way] see also obscene
of·fen·sive·ly adv

of·fen·sive·ness n

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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