offensiv

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French offensif

Adjective[edit]

offensiv (neuter offensivt, plural and definite singular attributive offensive)

  1. offensive, pertaining to attacks

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French offensif.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔ.fɛnˌziːf/, /ˌɔ.fɛnˈziːf/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈɔ.fn̩ˌziːf/, /ˌɔ.fn̩ˈziːf/ (variants in common speech)
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Adjective[edit]

offensiv (strong nominative masculine singular offensiver, comparative offensiver, superlative am offensivsten)

  1. offensive, attacking, aggressive (but not in the sense of “insulting”)
    Die offensiven Fähigkeiten des Heeres sind gering.
    The army’s offensive capabilities are minimal.
  2. assertive, forthright, active, direct
    Der Geschäftsführer wurde für sein offensives Umgehen mit der Unternehmenskrise gelobt.
    The CEO was complimented on his assertive handling of the corporate crisis.

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Further reading[edit]

  • offensiv” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French offensif (adjective) and offensive (noun).

Adjective[edit]

offensiv (masculine and feminine offensiv, neuter offensivt, definite singular and plural offensive)

  1. offensive (attacking)

Noun[edit]

offensiv m (definite singular offensiven, indefinite plural offensiver, definite plural offensivene)

  1. an offensive (attack)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French offensif (adjective) and offensive (noun).

Adjective[edit]

offensiv (masculine and feminine offensiv, neuter offensivt, definite singular and plural offensive)

  1. offensive (attacking)

Noun[edit]

offensiv m (definite singular offensiven, indefinite plural offensivar, definite plural offensivane)

  1. an offensive (attack)

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French offensive, offensif, from Latin offendēre.

Adjective[edit]

offensiv (comparative offensivare, superlative offensivast)

  1. offensive

Declension[edit]

Inflection of offensiv
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular offensiv offensivare offensivast
Neuter singular offensivt offensivare offensivast
Plural offensiva offensivare offensivast
Masculine plural3 offensive offensivare offensivast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 offensive offensivare offensivaste
All offensiva offensivare offensivaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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Noun[edit]

offensiv c

  1. offensive

Declension[edit]

Declension of offensiv 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative offensiv offensiven offensiver offensiverna
Genitive offensivs offensivens offensivers offensivernas

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