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General dictionaries General (27 matching dictionaries)
  1. defensive: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. defensive: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. defensive: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. defensive: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. defensive: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. defensive, defensive: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Defensive, defensive: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. defensive: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. defensive: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. defensive: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. defensive: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. defensive: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. defensive: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. defensive: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. defensive: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Defensive: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  17. defensive: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  18. defensive: Rhymezone [home, info]
  19. defensive: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  20. defensive: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  21. defensive: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  22. defensive: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  23. defensive: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  24. defensive: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  25. defensive: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. defensive: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  2. Defensive: Moneyterms [home, info]
  3. defensive: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. defensive: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. DEFENSIVE: Acronym Finder [home, info]
  2. defensive: Idioms [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (defensive)

noun:  an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')
adjective:  intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack ("Defensive weapons")
adjective:  attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing
adjective:  serving as or appropriate for defending or protecting ("Defensive fortifications")

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Phrases that include defensive:   defensive circle, defensive back, defensive proteid, defensive acquisition, defensive allegation, more...

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