Definition of defensive

Definition of defensive
  1. defensive Adjective Intended for defence; protective
  2. defensive Adjective Intended to deter attack
  3. defensive Adjective Performed so as to minimise risk
  4. defensive Adjective Displaying an inordinate sensitivity to criticism; compare paranoid
  5. defensive Adjective Of a bowling or fielding tactic designed to prevent the other side from scoring runs.; of a batting tactic designed to prevent being out.
  6. defensive Noun A means, attitude or position of defense.
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