Definition of offending adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈfendɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈfendɪŋ//
    [only before noun]
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  1. 1causing you to feel annoyed or upset; causing problems The offending paragraph was deleted. The traffic jam soon cleared once the offending vehicle had been removed.
  2. 2guilty of a crime The offending driver received a large fine.
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