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3 definitions found
 for inoffensive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inoffensive \In"of*fen"sive\, a. [Pref. in- not + offensiue: cf.
     F. inoffensif.]
     1. Giving no offense, or provocation; causing no uneasiness,
        annoyance, or disturbance; as, an inoffensive man, answer,
        appearance.
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     2. Harmless; doing no injury or mischief. --Dryden.
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     3. Not obstructing; presenting no interruption or hindrance.
        [R.] --Milton.
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              So have I seen a river gently glide
              In a smooth course, and inoffensive tide. --Addison.
        -- In"of*fen"sive*ly, adv. -- In"of*fen"sive*ness, n.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  inoffensive
      adj 1: not causing anger or annoyance; "inoffensive behavior"
             [syn: inoffensive, unoffending] [ant: offensive]
      2: giving no offense; "a quiet inoffensive man"; "a refreshing
         inoffensive stimulant" [ant: offensive]
      3: substituting a mild term for a harsher or distasteful one;
         "`peepee' is a common euphemistic term" [syn: euphemistic,
         inoffensive] [ant: dysphemistic, offensive]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  31 Moby Thesaurus words for "inoffensive":
     admissible, allowable, benign, condonable, defensible, dispensable,
     excusable, exemptible, expiable, forgivable, harmless, innocent,
     innocuous, justifiable, legitimate, nonmalignant, nonpoisonous,
     nontoxic, nonvirulent, pardonable, reasonable, remissible,
     undamaging, unhurtful, uninjurious, unobjectionable, unobnoxious,
     unoffending, venial, vindicable, warrantable
  
  

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