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Pronunciation: /əˈfensɪv/

Translation of offensive in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 [remark/language/gesture] ofensivo, insultante there's no need to be offensive no hay por qué ofender or insultar to be offensive to sb ofender or insultar a algn 1.2 [sight/smell] desagradable
  • 2 2.1 [strategy] ofensivo offensive weapon arma (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)) ofensiva 2.2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Sport/Deporte] de ataque


  • ofensiva (feminine) to launch an offensive against sb/sth lanzar* una ofensiva contra algn/algo to be on the offensive estar* a la ofensiva to go over to the offensive pasar a la ofensiva or al ataque to take the offensive tomar la ofensiva

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