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Offensively


OFFENS'IVELY, adverb

1. In a manner to give displeasure; as language offensively harsh or sarcastic.

2. Injuriously; mischievously.

3. By way of invasion or first attack. The enemy was not in a condition to act offensively

4. Unpleasantly to the senses.