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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·of·fen·sive /ˌɪnəˈfɛn(t)sɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·of·fen·sive a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]
         [ant: dysphemistic]
      5: not offensive; "an inoffensive level" [syn: uncontroversial]
      6: causing no harm; "an inoffensive animal" [syn: unoffending]