Definition of offensively adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈfensɪvli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈfensɪvli//
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  1. 1in a rude way that causes somebody to feel upset, insulted or annoyed He later apologized for speaking offensively about the Queen.
  2. 2in a way that is connected with the act of attacking somebody/something Radar can be used both offensively and defensively. compare defensively (2)
  3. 3(North American English, sport) in a way that involves trying to score points or goals The team needs to be encouraged to play more offensively. compare defensively (3)