verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of offend
Examples from the Web for unoffended
She was nonchalant and smiling; he was easy, unoffended, admirably the fine gentleman.Audrey|Mary Johnston
Unoffended by such demands, Marshall was deeply chagrined by other and entirely just criticisms.The Life of John Marshall Volume 3 of 4|Albert J. Beveridge
He wrote again, in an unoffended business like tone, suggesting that he had better draw at three days.The Gilded Age, Complete|Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
You feel that Napoleon's spirit might walk the place, and read the hearts of those who should visit it, unoffended.Pencillings by the Way|N. Parker Willis
Word Origin for offend
early 14c., "to sin against (someone)," from Old French ofendre "transgress, antagonize," and directly from Latin offendere "to hit, strike against," figuratively "to stumble, commit a fault, displease, trespass against, provoke," from ob "against" (see ob-) + -fendere "to strike" (found only in compounds; see defend).
Meaning "to violate (a law), to make a moral false step, to commit a crime" is from late 14c. Meaning "to wound the feelings" is from late 14c. The literal sense of "to attack, assail" is attested from late 14c.; this has been lost in Modern English, but is preserved in offense and offensive. Related: Offended; offending.