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British English: /əˈfɛnsɪv/
American English: /əˈfɛnsɪv/

Translation of offensive in German:


  • 1 (aggressive)
    Angriffs (waffe, -krieg)
  • 3 (repulsive) be offensive to somebody
    jemandem zuwider sein
    auf jemanden abstoßend wirken


  • 1 (attitude of assailant)
    offensive Haltung
    take the or go on the offensive
    in die od. zur Offensive übergehen
    be on the offensive
    aggressiv sein

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