Offensive

Offensive may refer to:

  • Offensive, the former name of the Dutch political party Socialist Alternative
  • Offensive (military), an attack

Famous quotes containing the word offensive:

    I abide by a rule concerning reviews: I will never ask, neither in writing nor in person, that a word be put in about my book.... One feels cleaner this way. When someone asks that his book be reviewed he risks running up against a vulgarity offensive to authorial sensibilities.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Hats divide generally into three classes: offensive hats, defensive hats, and shrapnel.
    Katharine Whitehorn (b. 1926)

    People run away from the name subsidy. It is a subsidy. I am not afraid to call it so. It is paid for the purpose of giving a merchant marine to the whole country so that the trade of the whole country will be benefitted thereby, and the men running the ships will of course make a reasonable profit.... Unless we have a merchant marine, our navy if called upon for offensive or defensive work is going to be most defective.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)