self-defensive

adjective
self-de·​fen·​sive | \ ˌself-di-ˈfen(t)-siv How to pronounce self-defensive (audio) \

Definition of self-defensive

: of, relating to, or given to self-defense a self-defensive person a self-defensive attitude

First Known Use of self-defensive

1701, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-defensive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-defensive. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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