[remark, gesture, behaviour, show, film] offensant (e)
→ This film is offensive, distasteful and crude.
→ this poster is offensive in a Catholic school
→ Nappy-changing in any public place is offensive
to be offensive to sb être offensant envers qn
→ The advertisements were highly offensive to women.
[smell] très déplaisant (e)
[operations, action] offensif (-ive)
→ top-secret activities, which may include offensive operations behind enemy lines.
→ an immediate threat to security which required offensive action.
[team, play] offensif (-ive)
→ Stanford can be one of the most explosive offensive teams in the country.
(=attack) offensive f a two-week military offensive une offensive militaire de deux semaines to go on the offensive passer à l'offensive → The West African forces went on the offensive in response to attacks on them. to take the offensive (fig) passer à l'offensive → The Foreign Secretary has decided to take the offensive in the discussion on the future of the community.
n contre-offensive f
n (on internet)
contenu m inapproprié
→ filtering porn and other offensive material from the internet
n arme f offensive
→ He was arrested and charged with possession of an offensive weapon.
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