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Antonyms for inoffensively

in a not unpleasantly offensive manner


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In order to caution therefore that lovely sex, which, while they preserve their natural innocence and purity, will still look most lovely in the eyes of men, the above passages have been written, which, that they might be worthy of their perusal, such strict regard hath been had to the utmost decency, that notwithstanding the subject of this narrative be of a nature so difficult to be handled inoffensively, not a single word occurs through the whole, which might shock the most delicate ear, or give offence to the purest chastity.
The first hint it is not your average pleasant but inoffensively decorated des res comes as soon as one steps into the hallway and sees the compass pattern set into the Amtico flooring.
They have made his name immortal, which is all to the good, given that his other works include On Praising Oneself Inoffensively, Whether Land or Sea Animals Are Cleverer and Why God Is Slow to Take Revenge.
Maybe it's the use of the dark shades, maybe it's the fact that Gaby's academic background is in psychology, but something about this show is inoffensively disturbing.
Directed by Todd Phillips, the film is mostly inoffensively dumb - despite naughty words and behavior - and occasionally amusing, but I wish boys' humor would grow up sometime.
Red ales are typically inoffensively malty, but this beer redefines the style.
At best they are inoffensively aimed at men and at worst they are downright patronising to women.
As the 20th century got underway, Mexico appeared and offered itself as an ancestral country marked by endless roots and traditions that could easily and inoffensively be seen, admired, and enjoyed from the comfort of their modern railroad and hotel infrastructures.
Kymlicka's claim concerning appropriate political strategy might seem to some like an inoffensively pragmatic suggestion aimed at the successful advancement of Aboriginal claims, and one might even try to frame it as guidance for successful cross-cultural moral dialogue in which, in Taylor's words, we achieve a "meeting of very different minds, worlds apart in their premises, uniting only in the immediate practical conclusions.
The author approaches his subject from a primarily Western, broadly humanistic, and inoffensively Christian perspective.
16) Oddly, he joined the part of the decision that trashed the exclusionary rule, but he refused to join the part that had, comparatively inoffensively, likened this case to three other cases to bolster the majority's conclusion.
Though still inoffensively pretty in that dreamy-realistic way the Met favors for Wagner, the 1991 Otto Schenk production is showing its age.
He will behave and speak inoffensively, showing sound hunting principles and proper etiquette to nonhunters, children, future hunters, and beginning hunters.
Your preparation should also have armed you with calm, inoffensively phrased responses to the main objections or questions--say, "Yes, it's perfectly true: I made a mistake there and forgot to check with you what arrangements for outside labs you were planning.
A wise lawyer (now there's a contradiction in terms, but that's another topic), Lord Justice Sedley once said: "The freedom to speak only inoffensively is not worth having.