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offensively adv
1 in an unpleasantly offensive manner; "he smelled offensively unwashed" [ant: inoffensively]
2 in an obnoxious manner; "he said so in one of his more offensively intellectually arrogant sentences" [syn: objectionably, obnoxiously]
3 in an aggressive manner; "`In this crisis, we must act offensively,' the President said"; "the admiral intends to act offensively in the Mediterranean" [ant: defensively]

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  1. in an offensive manner
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