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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Inoffensive


INOFFENS'IVE, adjective [in and offensive.]

1. Giving no offense or provocation; as an inoffensive man; an inoffensive answer.

2. Giving no uneasiness or disturbance; as an inoffensive appearance or sight.

3. Harmless; doing no injury or mischief.

Thy inoffensive satires never bite.

4. Not obstructing; presenting no hinderance.

--From hence a passage broad,

Smooth, easy, inoffensive down to hell.