Adjective "offended" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Resentful or annoyed, typically as a result of a perceived insult.
  1. 'The apology must be delayed long enough to recognise the hurt felt by the offended victim - but proffered before there is lasting harm.'
  2. 'If he spits in the face of deeply held Labour beliefs, he must not be surprised if offended party members retaliate.'
  3. '‘I sent it Special Delivery on Tuesday,’ said the slightly shocked and offended voice on the other end of the phone at the fashion boutique.'


1. to irritate, annoy, or anger; cause resentful displeasure in: Even the hint of prejudice offends me.

2. to affect (the sense, taste, etc.) disagreeably.

3. to violate or transgress (a criminal, religious, or moral law).

4. to hurt or cause pain to.

5. (in Biblical use) to cause to fall into sinful ways. verb (used without object)

6. to cause resentful displeasure; irritate, annoy, or anger: a remark so thoughtless it can only offend.

7. to err in condu

More examples(as adjective)

"places can be offended by fascinations."

"people can be offended by slogans."

"people can be offended by people."

"people can be offended by defiances."

"chairmen can be offended by criticisms."

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