Third-person singular simple present indicative form of offend.
Offends Sentence Examples
In his gruesome descriptions of physical sufferings the author offends against good taste even more than the writer of 2 Macc., while both contrast very unfavourably in this respect with the sober reserve of the gospel narratives.
If he failed in his wider schemes of reform, this was only one more illustration of a truth of which other " enlightened " sovereigns besides himself had experienced the force, namely, that it is impossible to impose any system, however admirable, from above on a people whose deepest convictions and prejudices it offends.
Disgraceful, I call it - it offends human decency... .
Commenting on his work, Professor Aleksander said: " Consciousness is an incredibly delicate subject because it offends.