defensive attitude

defensive attitude
an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')
Syn: ↑defensive
Derivationally related forms: ↑defensive (for: ↑defensive)
Hypernyms: ↑attitude, ↑mental attitude

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  • defensive — defensively, adv. defensiveness, n. /di fen siv/, adj. 1. serving to defend; protective: defensive armament. 2. made or carried on for the purpose of resisting attack: defensive treaty; a defensive attitude. 3. of or pertaining to defense. 4. (of …   Universalium

  • defensive — /dəˈfɛnsɪv / (say duh fensiv) adjective 1. serving to defend; protective: defensive armour. 2. made or carried on for the purpose of resisting attack. 3. of or relating to defence. 4. indicating the assumption that one is under attack and that a… …  

  • défensive — ● défensive nom féminin Ensemble de mesures permettant d éviter ou de réduire l effet d une agression. Attitude adoptée par le commandement et qui, se limitant à parer les entreprises de l adversaire, lui abandonne provisoirement l initiative des …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • defensive — adj. 1 done or intended for defence or to defend. 2 (of a person or attitude) concerned to challenge criticism. Phrases and idioms: on the defensive 1 expecting criticism. 2 in an attitude or position of defence. Derivatives: defensively adv.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • defensive — 1. adjective a) Intended for defence; protective b) Intended to deter attack 2. noun A means, attitude or position of d …   Wiktionary

  • defensive — de•fen•sive [[t]dɪˈfɛn sɪv[/t]] adj. 1) serving or done for the purpose of resisting attack 2) of or pertaining to defense 3) psl prs sensitive to the threat of criticism or injury to one s ego 4) a position or attitude of defense: on the… …   From formal English to slang

  • attitude of combat — [Fr. attitude de combat] the stiff defensive position with flexion of the elbows, knees, fingers, and neck, like those of a boxer, seen in burned corpses …   Medical dictionary

  • defensive — de fen·sive || sɪv adj. protective, watchful, on guard n. attitude of defense, position of defense …   English contemporary dictionary

  • defensive driver — /dəˈfɛnsɪv ˌdraɪvə/ (say duh fensiv .druyvuh) noun a driver of a motor vehicle who has a non aggressive attitude, and so drives safely …  

  • mental attitude — noun a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways he had the attitude that work was fun • Syn: ↑attitude • Hypernyms: ↑cognition, ↑knowledge, ↑noesis • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary

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