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  Definition of Defensive
  1. an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive'')
  2. intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack; "defensive weapons"; "a defensive stance"
  3. attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing
  4. serving as or appropriate for defending or protecting; "defensive fortifications"; "defensive dikes to protect against floods"
Similar Words: defensive attitude, justificative, justificatory

 

See Also: protective

 

 
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