[ UK /əfˈɛndɪd/ ]
[ US /əˈfɛndəd, əˈfɛndɪd/ ]
  1. emotionally hurt or upset or annoyed
    injured feelings
    face had a pained and puzzled expression
    she looked offended
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How To Use offended In A Sentence

  • I'm personally offended both by the error on the Times website and by your association of me with what you call the intentional slander of US marines. Rightwing Spin That Haditha Massacre Never Occurred
  • Then, when cashiered out of the navy after refusing to follow orders which offended his conscience, he is visited by the mysterious benefactor who has shadowed him his entire life, who invites him to join a highly exclusive gentlemen's club, Redking's. REVIEW: Not Less Than Gods and The Women of Nell Gwynne's by Kage Baker
  • Who would be held responsible if this man offended again?
  • Though he has been on scholarship for the past two seasons, Mr. Merriewether, who wasn't recruited, says he's offended by the term walk-on and has done everything he can to welcome the nonscholarship players into the team's rituals. Who Invited All the Walk-Ons?
  • The inobedience of Adam caused the first war, of that he had offended God, whereof followed the two other wars. The Golden Legend, vol. 7
  • He thought every thing was to be feared from the present state of the affair, and proposed revealing at once all he knew of it to Mr. Tyrold: but Camilla desired him to take no step till she had again expostulated with her sister, who might else be seriously hurt or offended. Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth
  • Here's my answer, and please don't be offended if I read some kind of prurient interest into your query. Um...
  • The shirts that I am offended by are usually not the type that would be offensive to a nonhunter, but because of crude or sexual humor. Sharp-Dressed Man?
  • In another setting, a firehouse was ordered to take down its largely secular holiday decorations, because neighbors were offended by it.
  • The cop carried a stick, ready to thwack anybody who offended his ear or eye.
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