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.

2.

Harmless; doing no injury or mischief.

Dryden.

3.

Not obstructing; presenting no interruption bindrance.

[R.]

Milton.

So have Iseen a river gintly glide In a smooth course, and inoffensive tide. Addison.

-- In"of*fen"sive*ly, adv. -- In"of*fen"sive*ness, n.

 

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