American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Inoffensive

INOFFENS’IVE, a. [in and offensive.]

1. Giving no offense or provocation; as an inoffensive man; an inoffensive answer.

2. Giving no uneasiness or disturbance; as an inoffensive appearance or sight.

3. Harmless; doing no injury or mischief.

Thy inoffensive satires never bite.

4. Not obstructing; presenting no hinderance.

--From hence a passage broad,

Smooth, easy, inoffensive, down to hell.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Inoffensive," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed September 25, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=518LVNEMTDWIF4U.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Inoffensive." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 25 Sep. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=518LVNEMTDWIF4U.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Inoffensive' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 25 September 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=518LVNEMTDWIF4U.