Synonyms of offence in English:

offence


See definition of offence

noun

1‘he denied having committed any offence’

SYNONYMS
crime, illegal act, unlawful act, misdemeanour, breach of the law, infraction of the law, violation of the law, felony, wrongdoing, wrong, act of misconduct, misdeed, delinquency, peccadillo, sin, transgression, infringement, act of dereliction, shortcoming, fault, lapse
malfeasance
archaic trespass
rare malefaction

2‘the outcome is an offence to basic justice’

SYNONYMS
affront, slap in the face, insult, outrage, injury, hurt, injustice, indignity, slight, snub

3‘I do not want to cause offence’

SYNONYMS
annoyance, anger, resentment, indignation, irritation, exasperation, wrath, displeasure, disapproval, dislike, bad feelings, hard feelings, ill feelings, disgruntlement, animosity, pique, vexation, umbrage, antipathy, aversion, opposition, enmity
literary ire

4‘strategic offence arsenals’

SYNONYMS
attack, offensive, assault, act of aggression, aggression, onslaught, thrust, charge, sortie, sally, invasion, incursion, foray

Phrases

    take offence

    ‘he went out, making it clear he'd taken offence’


    SYNONYMS

    be offended, feel offended, take exception, take something personally, be aggrieved, feel aggrieved, be affronted, feel affronted, take something amiss, take umbrage, be upset, feel upset, get upset, be annoyed, feel annoyed, get annoyed, be angry, feel angry, get angry, be indignant, feel indignant, be put out, feel put out, be insulted, feel insulted, be hurt, feel hurt, be wounded, feel wounded, feel piqued, be resentful, feel resentful, be disgruntled, feel disgruntled, get into a huff, go into a huff, get huffy

    informal

    be miffed, feel miffed, have one's nose put out of joint, be riled, feel riled

    British informal

    get the hump