(?), a. [Pref. in- not + offensiue: cf. F. inoffensif.] 1. Giving no offense, or provocation; causing no uneasiness, annoyance, or disturbance; as, an inoffensive man, answer, appearance.
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2. Harmless; doing no injury or mischief. Dryden.
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3. Not obstructing; presenting no interruption or hindrance. [R.] Milton.
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So have I seen a river gently glide
In a smooth course, and inoffensive tide.

-- In"of*fen"sive*ly, adv. -- In"of*fen"sive*ness, n.
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