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offended

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Pronunciation: /əˈfɛndɪd
 
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Definition of offended in English:

adjective

Resentful or annoyed, typically as a result of a perceived insult: he sounded rather offended
More example sentences
  • If he spits in the face of deeply held Labour beliefs, he must not be surprised if offended party members retaliate.
  • ‘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.
  • The apology must be delayed long enough to recognise the hurt felt by the offended victim - but proffered before there is lasting harm.
Synonyms
West Indian vex
North American informal sore, teed off, ticked off
vulgar slang pissed off
archaic snuffy

Derivatives

offendedly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • So I went and told my sister this information, and she just sort of stared at me and then said, offendedly, "... I don't CARE."
  • I said offendedly: "But at least you owe me an explanation".

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