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Synonyms for defensive
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defensive, defensive attitudeadjective
an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')
tip-and-run, unapologetic, predatory, antipersonnel, on the offensive(p), invading, attacking(a), marauding, incursive, hit-and-run, assaultive, offensive, invasive, raiding
intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack
"defensive weapons"; "a defensive stance"
incursive, offensive, antipersonnel, invading, predatory, attacking(a), invasive, tip-and-run, on the offensive(p), assaultive, unapologetic, raiding, hit-and-run, marauding
defensive, justificative, justificatoryadjective
attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing
justificative, vindicatory, justificatory
antipersonnel, offensive, predatory, incursive, on the offensive(p), marauding, invasive, attacking(a), unapologetic, raiding, assaultive, tip-and-run, hit-and-run, invading
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How to use defensive in a sentence?
I thought we established ourselves tremendously on the defensive mandate, they scored a bunch of buckets quick when we were playing in a super-fast pace at the beginning of the game, but once we settled down, we were really able to establish ourselves on the defensive end, and I thought our defense was outstanding.
Vince Lombardi brought in this playbook that was straight from the NFL, our offensive plays, our defensive plays and, you know – I ’m not as experienced as some of the other coaches — but they were all saying, ‘ This is never gon na work. Never gon na work. ’ He proved everyone wrong.
Based on what I have learned so far, I believe these were an appropriate and reasonable use of force intended for defensive purposes, the Intelligence Committee will closely review the basis for this strike, including an assessment of whether this action will truly deter or prevent further attacks by these militias using UAVs and other means.
We played a bad game, it wasn't about the offensive end. We gave up 114 points. It was all about the defensive end of the floor.
The system right now makes a lot more sense than potentially bringing up 40 men, making 10 pitching moves a game, having three pinch-runners and two defensive replacements every game, it was a little circus-y at times the way games would be played in September and it doesn’t even resemble the game we play all year long and now it will. I think that’s a good thing.
Translations for defensive
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- защитен, отбранителенBulgarian
- оборонительный, защитныйRussian
- phòng ngựVietnamese
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