Usage examples for offensive

  1. That other than purely sentimental reasons have weight with him in this respect she thinks highly probable, but there is nothing offensive to her in the thought.  'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  2. We remain on the offensive in Afghanistan, where a fine President and a National Assembly are fighting terror while building the institutions of a new democracy.  Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. This last provision, which struck at the very independence of the tribes, was so offensive, that peaceable relations with the Indians could not long be maintained.  Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion by St. George Tucker