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


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

      adv : in a not unpleasantly offensive manner; "that wretched
            beast, the elephant, breathing inoffensively not a pace
            behind me" [ant: offensively]