|1.||[ adverb ] in an obnoxious manner|
"he said so in one of his more offensively intellectually arrogant sentences"
|Related terms:||objectionable objectionable offensive objectionable|
|2.||[ adverb ] in an unpleasantly offensive manner|
"he smelled offensively unwashed"
|Related terms:||inoffensively offensive offensive|
|3.||[ adverb ] in an aggressive manner|
"`In this crisis, we must act offensively,' the President said" "the admiral intends to act offensively in the Mediterranean"
|Related terms:||defensively offensive offensive|