Part of speech:
The definition of combative is a person who likes to fight or argue.
Having arms (limbs) of a specified kind
(Med.) Excessively or pathologically sensitive to a stimulus
Of, relating to, or designed for attack:
Adapted or intended to afford protection.
Characterized by vigilance
Wary is defined as watchful or cautious.
Carried out to deter expected aggression by hostile forces.
Attracting attention; interesting; striking
Inclined to behave in an actively hostile fashion:
Serving as justification.
Justifying; serving to uphold or vindicate
an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')
Serving or designed to protect oneself.
Find another word for defensive. In this page you can discover 45 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for defensive, like: guarding, combative, touchy, prickly, armed, irritable, unfriendly, offensive, protective, protecting and defending.