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AdjectiveEdit

offensiv (neuter offensivt, plural and definite singular attributive offensive)

  1. offensive, pertaining to attacks

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔ.fɛnˌziːf/, /ˌɔ.fɛnˈziːf/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈɔ.fn̩ˌziːf/, /ˌɔ.fn̩ˈziːf/ (variants in common speech)
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AdjectiveEdit

offensiv (comparative offensiver, superlative am offensivsten)

  1. offensive, attacking, aggressive (but not in the sense of “insulting”)
    Die offensiven Fähigkeiten des Heeres sind gering.
    The army’s offensive capabilities are minimal.
  2. assertive, forthright, active, direct
    Der Geschäftsführer wurde für sein offensives Umgehen mit der Unternehmenskrise gelobt.
    The CEO was complimented on his assertive handling of the corporate crisis.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French offensif (adjective) and offensive (noun).

AdjectiveEdit

offensiv (masculine and feminine offensiv, neuter offensivt, definite singular and plural offensive)

  1. offensive (attacking)

NounEdit

offensiv m (definite singular offensiven, indefinite plural offensiver, definite plural offensivene)

  1. an offensive (attack)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French offensif (adjective) and offensive (noun).

AdjectiveEdit

offensiv (masculine and feminine offensiv, neuter offensivt, definite singular and plural offensive)

  1. offensive (attacking)

NounEdit

offensiv m (definite singular offensiven, indefinite plural offensivar, definite plural offensivane)

  1. an offensive (attack)

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