Example sentences for: inoffensive

How can you use “inoffensive” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Finn's awkwardness keeps him inoffensive, but it thoroughly obviates the dramatic arc that's the whole point of Dickens' novel: If success doesn't change Finn for the worse, then his rejection of the high life doesn't entail the same kind of sacrifices--or come as a consequence of some harrowing epiphany.

  • In the '60s, an Englishman named Terence Conran opened a store in London called Habitat, selling what has come to be called "transitional" furniture--mixable pieces so neutral and inoffensive they could fit into any environment.

  • One cannot easily translate these pejorative suffixes into English: they are a malignly ingenious way of turning an otherwise perfectly inoffensive name into an inherently insulting one, of saying James , for instance, in such a sneering way that no add-on adjectives are needed to convey your obvious but unspecified disdain.

  • The thought that Johns' Flag, which seems so sweet and inoffensive in comparison with the art that causes controversy today, would give anyone political jitters seems a commentary on the oppressiveness of early Cold War America.

  • Roucouyennes (Caribs) rubbed their dogs with Hibiscus abelmoschus with the expectation that its pungent smell would prevent jaguars from biting their dogs [ 21 ] . Tukanoan tribes in South America also believed that deer had an inoffensive body odour that was linked to their diet of "pure" foods such as fresh sprouts, young green leaves and sweet fruits [ 31 ] . Tukanoan tribes also believed that people and animals have smells related to the food that they eat and the environment that they lived in [ 31 ] . This association of animal smells with their environment is perhaps what the informant was referring to in his reference to an agouti and the smell of its Piper marginatum "bed".


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