DEFENSIVE MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Defensive Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Carried on by resisting attack or aggression; -- opposed to offensive; as, defensive war.
  2. (n.) That which defends; a safeguard.
  3. (a.) In a state or posture of defense.
  4. (a.) Serving to defend or protect; proper for defense; opposed to offensive; as, defensive armor.


Synonyms:
Excusatory, Justificative, Justificatory,

• Defensively Definition & Synonyms

  1. (adv.) On the defensive.


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