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 for League offensive and defensive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Offensive \Of*fen"sive\, a. [Cf. F. offensif. See Offend.]
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     1. Giving offense; causing displeasure or resentment;
        displeasing; annoying; as, offensive words.
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     2. Giving pain or unpleasant sensations; disagreeable;
        revolting; noxious; as, an offensive smell; offensive
        sounds. "Offensive to the stomach." --Bacon.
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     3. Making the first attack; assailant; aggressive; hence,
        used in attacking; -- opposed to defensive; as, an
        offensive war; offensive weapons.
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     League offensive and defensive, a leaque that requires all
        the parties to it to make war together against any foe,
        and to defend one another if attacked.
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     Syn: Displeasing; disagreeable; distasteful; obnoxious;
          abhorrent; disgusting; impertinent; rude; saucy;
          reproachful; opprobrious; insulting; insolent; abusive;
          scurrilous; assailant; attacking; invading.
          [1913 Webster] -- Of*fen"sive*ly, adv. --
          Of*fen"sive*ness, n.
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