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.
3. Not obstructing; presenting no interruption or hindrance. [R.]
So have I seen a river gently glide
In a smooth course, and inoffensive tide. --Addison.
-- In*of*fen*sive*ly, adv. -- In*of*fen*sive*ness, n.
adj 1: not causing anger or annoyance; "inoffensive behavior" [syn:
unoffending] [ant: offensive]
2: morally respectable or inoffensive; "a past that was
scarcely savory" [syn: savory, savoury] [ant: unsavory]
3: giving no offense; "a quiet inoffensive man"; "a refreshing
inoffensive stimulant" [ant: offensive]
4: of an inoffensive substitute for offensive terminology;
"`peepee' is a common euphemistic term" [syn: euphemistic]
5: not offensive; "an inoffensive level" [syn: uncontroversial]
6: causing no harm; "an inoffensive animal" [syn: unoffending]