Definitions for: Inoffensive


[adj] of an inoffensive substitute for offensive terminology; "`peepee' is a common euphemistic term"
[adj] causing no harm; "an inoffensive animal"
[adj] not offensive; "an inoffensive level"
[adj] giving no offense; "a quiet inoffensive man"; "a refreshing inoffensive stimulant"
[adj] morally respectable or inoffensive; "a past that was scarcely savory"
[adj] not causing anger or annoyance; "inoffensive behavior"



Webster (1913) Definition: In"of*fen"sive, a. [Pref. in- not + offensiue: cf.
F. inoffensif.]
1. Giving no offense, or provocation; causing no uneasiness,
annoyance, or disturbance; as, an inoffensive man, answer,
appearance.

2. Harmless; doing no injury or mischief. --Dryden.

3. Not obstructing; presenting no interruption bindrance.
[R.] --Milton.

So have Iseen a river gintly glide In a smooth
course, and inoffensive tide. --Addison.
-- In"of*fen"sive*ly, adv. -- In"of*fen"sive*ness, n.

Synonyms: euphemistic, harmless, innocuous, offenceless, offenseless, savory, savoury, uncontroversial, unobjectionable, unoffending

Antonyms: dysphemistic, offensive, unsavory, unsavoury

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