More definitions of "offense":
- (noun): A lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others.
Synonyms: discourtesy, offence, offensive activity
- (noun): The team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score.
Famous quotes containing the word offense:
“There is something in the breast of almost every man, which at bottom takes offense at the attentions of any other man offered to a woman, the hope of whose nuptial love he himself may have discarded. Fain would a man selfishly appropriate all the hearts which have ever in any way confessed themselves his.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)
“Crude men who feel themselves insulted tend to assess the degree of insult as high as possible, and talk about the offense in greatly exaggerated language, only so they can revel to their hearts content in the aroused feelings of hatred and revenge.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
“You who have condemned me, I know your kind. Your forebears poisoned Socrates, burned Joan of Arc, hanged, tortured all those whose only offense was to bring light into darkness.”
—Karl Brown (18971990)