- (intransitive) To feel or become offended, take insult.
"Don't worry. I don't offend easily."
- (intransitive) To sin, transgress divine law or moral rules.
- (transitive) To hurt the feelings of; to displease; to make angry; to insult.
"Your accusations offend me deeply."
- (transitive) To annoy, cause discomfort or resent.
"Physically enjoyable frivolity can still offend the conscience"
- (obsolete, transitive, archaic, biblical) To cause to stumble; to cause to sin or to fall.
- (transitive) To physically harm, pain.
"Strong light offends the eye."
- (transitive) To transgress or violate a law or moral requirement.