Synonyms and Antonyms of defensive
intended to resist or prevent attack or aggression <a defensive alliance among the small nations against the aggressors> Synonyms protective, self-protective Related Words deterrent, preventive; safe, secure Near Antonyms aggressive, bellicose, belligerent, combative, contentious, in-your-face, militant, pugnacious, quarrelsome, scrappy, truculent, warlike Antonyms offensive
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