OFFENSIVE, Adj. Generating Disagreeable Emotions Or Sensations, As The Advance Of An Army Against Its Enemy.

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OFFENSIVE, adj. Generating disagreeable emotions or sensations, as
the advance of an army against its enemy.
"Were the enemy's tactics offensive?" the king asked. "I stould
say so!" replied the unsuccessful general. "The blackguard wouldn't
come out of his works!"
-- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"