inoffensive

[ in-uh-fen-siv ]
/ ˌɪn əˈfɛn sɪv /

adjective

causing no harm, trouble, or annoyance: a mild, inoffensive man.
not objectionable, as to the senses: an inoffensive odor.

Origin of inoffensive

First recorded in 1590–1600; in-3 + offensive

OTHER WORDS FROM inoffensive

in·of·fen·sive·ly, adverbin·of·fen·sive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for inoffensive

inoffensive
/ (ˌɪnəˈfɛnsɪv) /

adjective

not giving offence; unobjectionable
not unpleasant, poisonous, or harmful

Derived forms of inoffensive

inoffensively, adverbinoffensiveness, noun
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