Defensive synonyms

dĭ-fĕn'sĭv
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(Econ.) Serving or intended to protect domestic products, industries, etc. against foreign competition
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(Archaic) Wakeful; unsleeping
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Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.
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Preventing or serving to prevent; esp., preventing disease
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Attracting attention; interesting; striking
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Discouraging; causing annoyance or anger by excessive difficulty
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That opposes or oppose; on the opposite side.
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Of, tending toward, or marked by resistance:
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Covered with armor or armor plate
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Tending to take offense with slight cause; oversensitive.
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Causing trouble or vexation; thorny:
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Serving or designed to protect oneself.
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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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