|Adv.||1.||offensively - in an unpleasantly offensive manner; "he smelled offensively unwashed"|
inoffensively - in a not unpleasantly offensive manner; "that wretched beast, the elephant, breathing inoffensively not a pace behind me"
|2.||offensively - in an obnoxious manner; "he said so in one of his more offensively intellectually arrogant sentences"|
|3.||offensively - in an aggressive manner; "`In this crisis, we must act offensively,' the President said"; "the admiral intends to act offensively in the Mediterranean"|
defensively - in a defensive manner; "the general conviction that our side is in the right and acting defensively over what Russians call the German question and Americans the Berlin crisis"