Antonyms of noun offence

1 of 5 senses of offence

Sense 2
offense, offence -- (the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score)
       Antonym of defence (Sense 2)
      => defense, defence, defending team -- ((sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring; "his teams are always good on defense")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun offence

5 senses of offence

Sense 1
offense, offence, offensive -- (the action of attacking an enemy)
       => operation, military operation -- (activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force")

Sense 2
offense, offence -- (the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score)
       => team, squad -- (a cooperative unit (especially in sports))

Sense 3
umbrage, offense, offence -- (a feeling of anger caused by being offended; "he took offence at my question")
       => anger, choler, ire -- (a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance)

Sense 4
discourtesy, offense, offence, offensive activity -- (a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others)
       => behavior, behaviour, conduct, doings -- (manner of acting or controlling yourself)

Sense 5
crime, offense, criminal offense, criminal offence, offence, law-breaking -- ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes")
       => transgression, evildoing -- (the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle; "the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father")

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