1. [ verb ] cause to feel resentment or indignation
Synonyms: pique

"Her tactless remark offended me"

Related terms: anger resent
2. [ verb ] act in disregard of laws and rules
Synonyms: break violate transgress breach go_against infract

"offend all laws of humanity" "violate the basic laws or human civilization" "break a law"

Related terms: disrespect sin trespass sin conflict trespass misdemeanor breach wrongdoer evildoing
3. [ verb ] strike with disgust or revulsion
Synonyms: shock outrage scandalize appall scandalise appal

"The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"

Related terms: disgust daze scandal scandal scandalization shocker
4. [ verb ] hurt the feelings of
Synonyms: hurt spite injure bruise wound

"She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests" "This remark really bruised me ego"

Related terms: arouse insult humiliate lacerate sting cattiness
Similar spelling:   offender