Offensive and Pleasing


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Offensive adjective – Causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment.
Usage example: the smell of rotting food is quite offensive

Pleasing is an antonym for offensive in topics: disrespectful, attacking.
Nearby Words: offend, offence, offensively
Antonyms for Offensive


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Pleasing adjective – Giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses.
Usage example: pleasing music in the background

Offensive is an antonym for pleasing in nice topic.
Nearby Words: pleasant, pleasure, pleased, pleasurable, pleasingly
Antonyms for Pleasing
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Things that words describes

ability offensive ability pleasing ability
manner offensive manner pleasing manner
name offensive name pleasing name
way offensive way pleasing way
Other nouns: version, types.

Both words in one sentence

  • No Swastikas In America and Europe, all swastikas were replaced with the equally geometrically pleasing but less-offensive Chinese character 'mu'.
    Source: No Swastikas
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Pleasing or Offensive. 2016. Accessed January 27, 2021.

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