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Definition: To take offense
, Offence \Of*fence"\
, n. [F., fr. L.
offensa. See Offend
1. The act of offending in any sense; esp., a crime or a sin,
an affront or an injury.
Who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised
again for our justification. --Rom. iv. 25.
I have given my opinion against the authority of two
great men, but I hope without offense to their
2. The state of being offended or displeased; anger;
displeasure; as, to cause offense.
He was content to give them just cause of offense,
when they had power to make just revenge. --Sir P.
3. A cause or occasion of stumbling or of sin. [Obs.]
Woe to that man by whom the offense cometh! --Matt.
4. In any contest, the act or process of attacking as
contrasted with the act of defending; the offensive; as,
to go on the offense.
5. (Sports) The members of a team who have the primary
responsibility to score goals, in contrast to those who
have the responsibility to defend, i.e. to prevent the
opposing team from scoring goal.
Note: This word, like expense, is often spelled with a c. It
ought, however, to undergo the same change with
expense, the reasons being the same, namely, that s
must be used in offensive as in expensive, and is found
in the Latin offensio, and the French offense.
To take offense
, to feel, or assume to be, injured or
affronted; to become angry or hostile.
Weapons of offense
, those which are used in attack, in
distinction from those of defense, which are used to
Syn: Displeasure; umbrage; resentment; misdeed; misdemeanor;
trespass; transgression; delinquency; fault; sin; crime;
affront; indignity; outrage; insult.