Synonyms for (verb) offend

Synonyms: offend, pique

Definition: cause to feel resentment or indignation

Usage: Her tactless remark offended me

Similar words: anger

Definition: make angry

Usage: The news angered him


Synonyms: bruise, hurt, injure, offend, wound, spite

Definition: hurt the feelings of

Usage: She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests; This remark really bruised my ego

Similar words: kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise, provoke

Definition: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

Usage: arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy


Synonyms: scandalise, scandalize, shock, appal, appall, outrage, offend

Definition: strike with disgust or revulsion

Usage: The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends

Similar words: churn up, nauseate, sicken, revolt, disgust

Definition: cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of

Usage: The pornographic pictures sickened us


Synonyms: go against, infract, offend, breach, break, transgress, violate

Definition: act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

Usage: offend all laws of humanity; violate the basic laws or human civilization; break a law; break a promise

Similar words: disrespect

Definition: show a lack of respect for