3. Making the first attack; assailant; aggressive; hence, used in attacking; opposed to defensive; as, an offensive war; offensive weapons. 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.
Synonym: Displeasing, disagreeable, distasteful, obnoxious, abhorrent, disgusting, impertinent, rude, saucy, reproachful, opprobrious, insulting, insolent, abusive, scurrilous, assailant, attacking, invading.
Origin: Cf.F. Offensif. See Offend.