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league offensive and defensive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Offensive \Of*fen"sive\, a. [Cf. F. offensif. See Offend.] [1913 Webster] 1. Giving offense; causing displeasure or resentment; displeasing; annoying; as, offensive words. [1913 Webster] 2. Giving pain or unpleasant sensations; disagreeable; revolting; noxious; as, an offensive smell; offensive sounds. "Offensive to the stomach." --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. Making the first attack; assailant; aggressive; hence, used in attacking; -- opposed to defensive; as, an offensive war; offensive weapons. [1913 Webster] League offensive and defensive, a leaque that requires all the parties to it to make war together against any foe, and to defend one another if attacked. [1913 Webster] Syn: Displeasing; disagreeable; distasteful; obnoxious; abhorrent; disgusting; impertinent; rude; saucy; reproachful; opprobrious; insulting; insolent; abusive; scurrilous; assailant; attacking; invading. [1913 Webster] -- Of*fen"sive*ly, adv. -- Of*fen"sive*ness, n. [1913 Webster]