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offēnsiō ōnis, f

offendo, a striking against, tripping, stumbling: pedes.—A projection: nihil offensionis habere, no roughness.—Fig., disfavor, aversion, disgust, dislike, hatred, discredit, bad reputation: offensionem vitat aequabilitate decernendi: in odium offensionemque populi R. inruere: offensionem aurium merere, i. e. deserve to be heard with displeasure, L.: habere ad res certas vitiosam offensionem: mihi maiori offensioni esse quam delectationi, give me more vexation than pleasure. —A complaint, indisposition, accident, misfortune, mishap, failure: corporum offensiones: habet enim nihil quod in offensione deperdat, i. e. if he loses his cause: non offensiones belli, sed victoriae, defeats: offensionum et repulsarum ignominia, i. e. rude refusals.

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