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  1. defensively: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. defensively: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. defensively: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. defensively: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. Defensively, defensively: Wordnik [home, info]
  6. defensively: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  7. defensively: Wiktionary [home, info]
  8. Defensively, defensively: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  9. defensively: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  10. defensively: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  11. Defensively: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  12. defensively: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  13. defensively: Rhymezone [home, info]
  14. Defensively: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  15. defensively: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  16. defensively: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  17. defensively: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  18. defensively: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  19. defensively: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  20. defensively: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (defensively)

adverb:  in a defensive manner ("The general conviction that our side is in the right and acting defensively over what Russians call the German question and Americans the Berlin crisis")
adverb:  in an apologetic and self-defensive manner ("`I felt it better you should know,' said Sir Cedric defensively")

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