Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Giving no offense; unobjectionable.
  • adj. Causing no harm; harmless.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. not offensive
  • adj. harmless

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Giving no offense, or provocation; causing no uneasiness, annoyance, or disturbance.
  • adj. Harmless; doing no injury or mischief.
  • adj. Not obstructing; presenting no interruption or hindrance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not offensive; giving no offense; doing no harm; not causing disturbance or uneasiness; free from anything of a displeasing or disturbing nature: as, an inoffensive animal; inoffensive remarks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. giving no offense
  • adj. not causing anger or annoyance
  • adj. substituting a mild term for a harsher or distasteful one

Etymologies

in- +‎ offensive. (Wiktionary)

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