from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective not offensive
  • adjective harmless

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

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


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in- +‎ offensive.



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