Noun(1) an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive'
Adjective(1) intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack(2) attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing
(1) The mammals swam in tight circles to create a defensive barrier as the great white lurked under the surface.(2) At the time when he was forced into suspension United sat top of the table, with the best defensive record in the league.(3) Unsurprisingly, he is defensive and does not take criticism very well.(4) On the other hand, the Austrians enjoyed a strong defensive position that could be maintained at a relatively low cost.(5) Their gazes met, held, and the defensive expression in her eyes shattered.(6) The defensive players were boisterous and energetic and were taking it to the offense.(7) A great defensive performance kept the score line blank at half time.(8) Host Alan Kohler quite nicely brought out this defensive side with some telling jabs.(9) However, the Soviet forces quickly managed to construct new defensive positions and bring up fresh forces.(10) You are the dominant defensive player in the game, yet rarely do you run into foul trouble.(11) Those involved in the ambush said a trap had been laid, and that the area was marked with defensive earth berms and firing positions.(12) Perhaps we should cut out the defensive attitudes and actually read what was posted?(13) They were left to rue one awful defensive blunder which enabled full back Simon Verbickas to race in for a try.(14) He was never frightened, but was easily defensive , and yet he also had a gentle side.(15) Yet when challenged they got ever so defensive and the story quickly unravelled.(16) Most said they were met with a defensive and legalistic attitude by the organisation.
(1) defensive midfielder :: midfielder puipui
(2) on the defensive :: i luga o le puipui
(3) defensive power :: mana puipui
2. self-justifying ::
3. justificatory ::
1. offensive ::
defensive, defensively, defensiveness
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I mean, you start, you know,
Breaking Bad Season 5, Episode 10
A smart commander does not
abandon a DEFENSIVE advantage.
Game of Thrones Season 5, Episode 8
Well, now don't get DEFENSIVE.
The Big Bang Theory Season 8, Episode 7
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