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offended

[ uh-fen-did ]
/ əˈfɛn dɪd /
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Definition of offended

adjective
feeling or expressing hurt, indignation, or irritation because of a perceived wrong or insult: The man replied in an offended voice, "My niece would never do anything like that!"
being the recipient or victim of criminal or morally repugnant behavior: After the referral agent and the offender speak, the offended individual is invited to speak about how the assault affected them.
(of a sense, taste, etc.) affected disagreeably: With the bright neon blue and red, the dress looked like clown garb, so my offended aesthetic sense told me to take it off.
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OTHER WORDS FROM offended

of·fend·ed·ly, adverbof·fend·ed·ness, nounhalf-of·fend·ed, adjectiveun·of·fend·ed, adjective
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