What is another word for inoffensively?

Pronunciation: [ɪnəfˈɛnsɪvli] (IPA)

When looking for synonyms for the word "inoffensively," one may come across terms such as "unobjectionably," "nonviolently," "peacefully," or "harmlessly." These words all imply a sense of behavior or action that is not likely to cause offence or harm to others. Other possible synonyms for "inoffensively" include "unobtrusively," "unassertively," or "nonintrusively," suggesting a demeanor that is quiet and non-invasive. Finally, terms such as "blandly," "insipidly," or "dully" might also be considered synonyms for "inoffensively," but these imply a lack of personality or excitement, which may not be the intended meaning.

What are the hypernyms for Inoffensively?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for inoffensively?

Inoffensively means without causing anger or annoyance. Antonyms for inoffensively include offensively, irritatingly, annoyingly, provocatively, and aggressively. Offensively denotes causing displeasure or repugnance. Irritatingly indicates causing annoyance, exasperation, or inconvenience. Annoyingly refers to causing vexation or irritation. Provocatively means causing provocation or incitement. Aggressively denotes showing readiness to attack or assert oneself forcefully. These antonyms are useful in expressing a tone of criticism or displeasure, as they indicate that the subject of the sentence has acted in an inappropriate, discourteous, or unacceptable manner.

What are the antonyms for Inoffensively?

Usage examples for Inoffensively

So this affair began; inoffensively at the start, for my lord was good- humoured about it.
"The Amazing Marriage, v3"
George Meredith Edition: 10 Language: English
He was mighty witty, and she also making sport with him very inoffensively, that a more pleasant 'rencontre' I never heard.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright"
Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
For Phocion's name was already honorably known; and an old acquaintance of his, who had been his fellow-student in the Academy, Leon, a man of high renown for virtue among the Byzantines, having vouched for Phocion to the city, they opened their gates to receive him, not permitting him, though he desired it, to encamp without the walls, but entertained him and all the Athenians with perfect reliance, while they, to requite their confidence, behaved among their new hosts soberly and inoffensively, and exerted themselves on all occasions with the greatest zeal and resolution for their defense.
Clough, Arthur Hugh

Famous quotes with Inoffensively

  • If you make things sound inoffensively obvious, then it is likely that no one will listen.
    B. W. Powe

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