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Definitions of defensive:
  • noun:   an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')
  • adjective:   intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack
    Example: "Defensive weapons"
  • adjective:   attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing
  • adjective:   serving as or appropriate for defending or protecting
    Example: "Defensive fortifications"

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See defensive used in context: 31 rhymes, 2 Shakespeare works, several books and articles.

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