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Synonyms for defensive
dɪˈfɛn sɪvde·fen·sive

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  1. defensive, defensive attitudeadjective

    an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')

    defensive attitude

    tip-and-run, unapologetic, predatory, antipersonnel, on the offensive(p), invading, attacking(a), marauding, incursive, hit-and-run, assaultive, offensive, invasive, raiding

  2. defensiveadjective

    intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack

    "defensive weapons"; "a defensive stance"

    justificative, justificatory

    incursive, offensive, antipersonnel, invading, predatory, attacking(a), invasive, tip-and-run, on the offensive(p), assaultive, unapologetic, raiding, hit-and-run, marauding

  3. 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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  1. List of paraphrases for "defensive":

    defense, defence

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  1. Barnes Arico:

    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.

  2. Don Jorgenson:

    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.

  3. The Intelligence:

    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.

  4. Dwyane Wade:

    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.

  5. Minnesota Twins:

    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.

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