offending

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

offending

  1. present participle of offend

Noun[edit]

offending (plural offendings)

  1. The act of committing an offence.
    • 2004, Rebecca S. Shoemaker, The White Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy (page 249)
      There are, besides, other corporations and individuals more or less connected in the activities of the other defendants, that are alleged to be instruments or accomplices in their activities and offendings []

Adjective[edit]

offending (not comparable)

  1. responsible; to be blamed
    Something in the fridge smelled terrible. The offending article was soon identified and removed.