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offensive British & World English

Causing someone to feel resentful, upset, or annoyed

Tet Offensive British & World English

(In the Vietnam War) an offensive launched in January-February 1968 by the Vietcong and the North Vietnamese army. Timed to coincide with the first day of the Tet (Vietnamese New Year), it was a surprise attack on South Vietnamese cities, notably Saigon. Although repulsed after initial successes, the attack shook US confidence and hastened the withdrawal of its forces

charm offensive British & World English

A campaign of flattery, friendliness, and cajolement designed to achieve the support or agreement of others

be on the offensive British & World English

Act or be ready to act aggressively

go on the offensive British & World English

Take the initiative by beginning to attack or act aggressively

be on the offensive in offensive British & World English

Act or be ready to act aggressively

go on the offensive in offensive British & World English

Take the initiative by beginning to attack or act aggressively

counteroffensive British & World English

An attack made in response to one from an enemy, typically on a large scale or for a prolonged period

go on to the offensive or take the offensive in offensive British & World English

Take the initiative by beginning to attack or act aggressively

offensive English Thesaurus

he described the remarks as deeply offensive

offensive English-Spanish

ofensivo, insultante

offensive in derogatory English Thesaurus

a derogatory remark

offensive in insulting English Thesaurus

they directed foul and insulting comments at the referee

offensive in offensive English Thesaurus

he described the remarks as deeply offensive

take the offensive in offensive English Thesaurus

security forces took the offensive ten days ago

defensive/offensive lineman in lineman English-Spanish

cualquier jugador de la línea defensiva/ofensiva

to launch a charm offensive in charm offensive English-Spanish

empezar* a usar el encanto como táctica ofensiva

the offensive gained two miles in gain English-Spanish

la ofensiva avanzó dos millas

to launch an offensive against sb/sth in offensive English-Spanish

lanzar* una ofensiva contra algn/algo

they are gearing up for a new offensive in gear English-Spanish

se están preparando para una nueva ofensiva

they are gearing up for a new offensive in gear up English-Spanish

se están preparando para una nueva ofensiva


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