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Morons laugh tactlessly seizing offensive (9)

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I believe the answer is:

onslaught

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Here is my best explanation:

'offensive' is the definition.

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'morons laugh tactlessly seizing' is the subsidiary indication.

'onslaught' is hidden within the letters.

However, I am unsure how the hidden word is indicated.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for onslaught that I've seen before include "Violent attack", "Hunt goals (anag) - offensive", "Destructive attack", "Sally", "violent attack", "Fierce attack", "Vicious attack", "Heavy attack", "Attack" and "Barrage".)

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