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Adjective
Used or intended to defend or protect
“However, the Soviet forces quickly managed to construct new defensive positions and bring up fresh forces.”
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Very anxious to challenge or avoid criticism
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“Host Alan Kohler quite nicely brought out this defensive side with some telling jabs.”
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Aiming to justify or excuse oneself or one's actions
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Having or showing a strong wish to protect someone or something
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Not receptive
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Promoting or producing vindication
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(zoology) Defensive or repulsive, particularly as applied to glands of certain invertebrates
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Watchful, especially for danger or disorder
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Of, pertaining to, or exhibiting opposition
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Noun
A (heightened) state of being ready to defend oneself
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