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Synonyms for offense

Synonyms for (noun) offense

Synonyms: law-breaking, crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, offence, offense Definition: (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act Usage: a long record of crimes

Similar words: transgression, evildoing Definition: the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle Usage: the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father

Synonyms: offence, offense, offensive Definition: the action of attacking an enemy

Similar words: military operation, operation Definition: activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign) Usage: it was a joint operation of the navy and air force

Synonyms: discourtesy, offence, offense, offensive activity Definition: a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others

Similar words: conduct, doings, behavior, behaviour Definition: manner of acting or controlling yourself

Synonyms: umbrage, offence, offense Definition: a feeling of anger caused by being offended Usage: he took offence at my question

Similar words: ire, anger, choler Definition: a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance

Synonyms: offence, offense Definition: the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score

Similar words: team, squad Definition: a cooperative unit (especially in sports)