Webster 1913 Edition
Giving offense; causing displeasure or resentment; displeasing; annoying;
Giving pain or unpleasant sensations; disagreeable; revolting; noxious;“Offensive to the stomach.”
Making the first attack; assailant; aggressive; hence, used in attacking; – opposed to
League offensive and defensive,
a leaque that requires all the parties to it to make war together against any foe, and to defend one another if attacked.
Syn. – Displeasing; disagreeable; distasteful; obnoxious; abhorrent; disgusting; impertinent; rude; saucy; reproachful; opprobrious; insulting; insolent; abusive; scurrilous; assailant; attacking; invading.–
The state or posture of one who offends or makes attack; aggressive attitude; the act of the attacking party; – opposed to
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Causing displeasure or some degree of anger; displeasing. All sin is offensive to God. Rude behavior is offensive to men. Good breeding forbids us to use offensive words.
2.Disgusting; giving pain or unpleasant sensations; disagreeable; as an offensive taste or smell; an offensive sight. discordant sounds are offensive to the ears.
It is an excellent opener for the liver, but offensive to the stomach.
4.Assailant; used in attack; opposed to defensive; as an offensive weapon or engine.
5.Assailant; invading; making the first attack; opposed to defensive; as an offensive war.
A league offensive and defensive, is one that requires both or all parties to make war together against a nation, and each party to defend the other in case of being attacked.