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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
a. insult
El árbitro dijo que no va a tolerar más ofensas entre los jugadores de los dos equipos.The referee said he wouldn't tolerate any more insults between the players of the two teams.
b. offense
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
No creía que Luci se tomaría lo que le dije como ofensa.I didn't think Luci would take offense to what I said.
c. offence (United Kingdom)
El rector del colegio consideró que lo que hizo Augusto era una ofensa grave, merecedora de expulsión.The school principal thought that what Augusto did was a serious offence, worthy of exclusion.
d. affront
Me parece que el comportamiento de los participantes en ese reality show es una ofensa contra la moral.I think the participants' behavior on that reality show is an affront to morality.
e. slight
No haber invitado a Debbie a la fiesta fue una verdadera ofensa.Not inviting Debbie to the party was a real slight.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (acción)
a. offense
una ofensa a la dignidad humanaan offense o insult to human dignity
una ofensa a la buena educaciónan affront to good manners
2. (injuria)
a. slight, insult
no lo tomes como una ofensa personaldon't take it as a personal insult o offense
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1 (insulto) offence; offense; (EEUU)
2 (desprecio) slight
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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