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defensive

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of defensive

  1. 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


defensive

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of defensive

  1. a position of readiness to oppose actual or expected attack their unexpectedly harsh words put him on the defensive Synonyms guard Related Words alert, lookout, qui vive, watch Antonyms offensive


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