Containing, or characterized by, insult or abuse; tending to insult or affront; SYN. Insolent, impertinent, rude, abusive, contemptuous.
ETYM Latin invidiosus, from invidia envy. Related to Envy, Envious.
1. Envious; malignant.
2. Worthy of envy; desirable; enviable.
3. Likely to incur or produce ill will, or to provoke envy; hateful.
Likely to excite indignation against the performer.
Tending to provoke envy or ill-will or give offense.
ETYM Cf.French offensif. Related to Offend.
1. Causing anger or annoyance.
2. For the purpose of attack rather than defense.
3. Unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses.
4. Violating or tending to violate or offend against; SYN. violative.
ETYM Old Fren. outrageus, French outrageux. Related to Outrage.
1. Of the nature of an outrage; exceeding the limits of right, reason, or decency.
2. Going beyond all standards of what is right or decent.
3. Deficient in propriety or good taste.
1. Impertinent; impolite; oarse or vulgar in manner.
2. Lacking refinement or delicacy: ignorant, unlearned; inelegant, uncouth; offensive in manner or action; discourteous; uncivilized, savage; coarse, vulgar.
3. Marked by or suggestive of lack of training or skill; inexperienced.
4. Robust, sturdy.
5. Occurring abruptly and disconcertingly.
ETYM See Scurrile.
Indecent or foul; mean-spirite.
Abusive; ribald; obscene.
Astonishing; surprising; coming as a shock.
1. Affording shade
2. Spotted with shadows
3. Inclined to take offense easily