Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb offend

4 senses of offend

Sense 1
pique, offend -- (cause to feel resentment or indignation; "Her tactless remark offended me")
       => anger -- (make angry; "The news angered him")

Sense 2
transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break -- (act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise")
       => disrespect -- (show a lack of respect for)

Sense 3
shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage -- (strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends")
       => disgust, revolt, nauseate, sicken, churn up -- (cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of; "The pornographic pictures sickened us")

Sense 4
hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite -- (hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego")
       => arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")

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