offensive

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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (derogatory)
a. ofensivo
She found his insensitive comments offensive.Le parecieron ofensivos sus comentarios insensibles.
b. insultante
You should maybe change the wording of your title. Somebody might find it offensive.Tal vez debas cambiar el título. Alguien podría encontrarlo insultante.
2. (abhorrent)
a. desagradable
The scent of durian is so offensive that it has been banned from public transportation.El olor del durián es tan desagradable que está prohibido llevarlo en el transporte público.
3. (military)
a. ofensivo
If we had better organized our offensive strategy, we would've won the last battle.Si hubiéramos organizado mejor nuestra estrategia ofensiva, habríamos ganado la última batalla.
4. (sports)
a. de ataque
The offensive team only needs one more point to win.Al equipo de ataque le falta solo un punto más para ganar.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
5. (aggressive attack)
a. la ofensiva
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
They launched an offensive to get back the soldiers who had been captured.Lanzaron una ofensiva para rescatar a los soldados que habían sido capturados.
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offensive
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (military)
a. la ofensiva
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(& fig)
to take the offensivepasar a la ofensiva
to be on the offensiveestar en plena ofensiva
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (word, action)
a. ofensivo(a)
to be offensive to somebodymostrarse ofensivo(a) con alguien
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offensive [əˈfensɪv]
adjective
1 (causing offence, unpleasant) [+behaviour, book, joke] ofensivo; [+remark, language] ofensivo; insultante; [+smell] muy desagradable
to find sth/sb offensive encontrar algo/a algn ofensivo; he doesn't mean to be offensive no pretende ofender
to be offensive to sb ofender a algn
The advertisements were highly offensive to women to use offensive [language]
2 (Mil) [+operation, action, capability] ofensivo
3 (Dep) [+player, play] de ataque
he's a fine offensive player
noun
(Comm) (Mil) (Dep) ofensiva (f)
an advertising offensive una ofensiva publicitaria
to be on the offensive estar a la ofensiva
to go on the offensive pasar a la ofensiva; pasar al ataque
to launch an offensive lanzar una ofensiva
a sales offensive una ofensiva de ventas
to take the offensive tomar la ofensiva
modifier
offensive weapon (n) (Jur) arma (f) ofensiva; (Mil) arma (f) de ataque
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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