• Relating to an offense or attack, as opposed to defensive.

    "The army's offensive capabilities. An offensive weapon."

  • Causing offense; arousing a visceral reaction of disgust, anger, or hatred.

    "Some feminists find pornography offensive."

  • (team sports) Having to do with play directed at scoring.

    "The offensive coordinator is responsible for ordering all rushing plays."


  • (uncountable) The posture of attacking or being able to attack.

    "He took the offensive in the press, accusing his opponent of corruption."

  • (countable, military) An attack.

    "The Marines today launched a major offensive."

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