Defensive synonyms and antonyms

dĭ-fĕn'sĭv

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The definition of combative is a person who likes to fight or argue.
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Very risky
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Inclined to behave in an actively hostile fashion:
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Adapted or intended to afford protection.
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Having arms (limbs) of a specified kind
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(Med.) Excessively or pathologically sensitive to a stimulus
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Covered with sharp points.
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Characterized by vigilance
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Wary is defined as watchful or cautious.
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Carried out to deter expected aggression by hostile forces.
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Attracting attention; interesting; striking
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That opposes or oppose; on the opposite side.
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Covered with armor, as a ship or the face of a fortification; armor-plated.
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Of, relating to, or designed for attack:
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Not defensive.
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Lacking caution as a result of naïveté or inexperience
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Serving as justification.
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Justifying; serving to uphold or vindicate
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an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')
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Discouraging; causing annoyance or anger by excessive difficulty
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Tending to resist
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(Idiomatic) Prepared to defend or protect against criticism, attack or aggression.
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Serving or designed to protect oneself.
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