Difference between offensive and swear




  1. morally offensive
  2. causing or able to cause nausea
  3. unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
  4. for the purpose of attack rather than defense
  5. violating or tending to violate or offend against
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  1. the action of attacking an enemy


He claimed that we'd all be a lot safer if researchers would keep details about vulnerabilities to themselves, and stop arming hackers with offensive tools.

One thing that could be a bit off-putting is that he uses a great deal of harsh language and blatancy, which can often be offensive.

But that is much more easily done if Cassell can reassume his role as the offensive ignition.

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  1. make a deposition; declare under oath
  2. have faith or confidence in
  3. to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
  4. utter obscenities or profanities
  5. promise solemnly; take an oath


Some menswear shops do sell more imaginative clothes - but the assistants have rarely met any customers over the age of 36.

Her enthusiasm was undimmed by the paucity of choice on the high street at the time: 'My mum used to shop in menswear shops.

Some newspapers still refuse to print certain swear words.

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