inoffensive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

in- +‎ offensive.

Adjective[edit]

inoffensive (comparative more inoffensive, superlative most inoffensive)

  1. Not offensive.
    an inoffensive joke
    • 1765, Catherine Jemmat, The Memoirs of Mrs. Catherine Jemmat, Daughter of the Late Admiral Yeo, of Plymouth. Written by Herself, volume I, 2nd edition, London: Printed for the author, at Charing-Cross, OCLC 316667080, page 145:
      [S]he was one of your ſoft ſpoken, canting, whining hypocrites, who with a truly jeſuitical art, could wreſt evil out of the moſt inoffenſive thought, word, look or action; []
  2. Harmless.
    an inoffensive plant

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

inoffensive

  1. feminine singular of inoffensif

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

inoffensive

  1. feminine plural of inoffensivo