Synonyms of offence in English:

offence


See definition of offence

noun

1‘he denied having committed any offence’

SYNONYMS

crime, illegal act, unlawful act, misdemeanour, breach of the law, infraction of the law, violation of the law, felony, wrongdoing, wrong, act of misconduct, misdeed, delinquency, peccadillo, sin, transgression, infringement, act of dereliction, shortcoming, fault, lapse

malfeasance

archaic trespass

rare malefaction

2‘the outcome is an offence to basic justice’

SYNONYMS

affront, slap in the face, insult, outrage, injury, hurt, injustice, indignity, slight, snub

3‘I do not want to cause offence’

SYNONYMS

annoyance, anger, resentment, indignation, irritation, exasperation, wrath, displeasure, disapproval, dislike, bad feelings, hard feelings, ill feelings, disgruntlement, animosity, pique, vexation, umbrage, antipathy, aversion, opposition, enmity

literary ire

4‘strategic offence arsenals’

SYNONYMS

attack, offensive, assault, act of aggression, aggression, onslaught, thrust, charge, sortie, sally, invasion, incursion, foray


Phrases

    take offence

      ‘he went out, making it clear he'd taken offence’

      SYNONYMS

      be offended, feel offended, take exception, take something personally, be aggrieved, feel aggrieved, be affronted, feel affronted, take something amiss, take umbrage, be upset, feel upset, get upset, be annoyed, feel annoyed, get annoyed, be angry, feel angry, get angry, be indignant, feel indignant, be put out, feel put out, be insulted, feel insulted, be hurt, feel hurt, be wounded, feel wounded, feel piqued, be resentful, feel resentful, be disgruntled, feel disgruntled, get into a huff, go into a huff, get huffy

      informal

      be miffed, feel miffed, have one's nose put out of joint, be riled, feel riled

      British informal

      get the hump