offensively Definition

in a manner likely to cause offense; in an unpleasant or insulting way.

Using offensively: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "offensively" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He spoke offensively about her appearance.

  • Example

    The comedian's jokes were offensively racist.

  • Example

    The article was written offensively, with derogatory remarks towards the minority group.

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Summary: offensively in Brief

The adverb 'offensively' [əˈfɛnsɪvli] describes actions or words that are likely to cause offense or insult. It is often used to describe derogatory or discriminatory remarks, as in 'The comedian's jokes were offensively racist.'