• Defensive Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) Carried on by resisting attack or aggression; -- opposed to offensive; as, defensive war.
- (n.) That which defends; a safeguard.
- (a.) In a state or posture of defense.
- (a.) Serving to defend or protect; proper for defense; opposed to offensive; as, defensive armor.
• Defensively Definition & Synonyms
- (adv.) On the defensive.