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defensive Saltos de línea: de¦fen|sive
Pronunciación: /dɪˈfɛnsɪv/

Definición de defensive en inglés:

adjetivo

1Used or intended to defend or protect: defensive barriers
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • This group unites to form a defensive force to protect the city from a new band of villains.
  • The mammals swam in tight circles to create a defensive barrier as the great white lurked under the surface.
  • At the Tuileries, meanwhile, courtiers were going about armed and preparing defensive positions.
Sinónimos
1.1(In sport) relating to or intended as defence: a defensive player a poor defensive record
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He is the first player ever to be voted top rookie and defensive player of the year in the same season.
  • Benitez can also boast having one of the country's best defensive records having conceded just six times.
  • Liverpool have the eighth best goalscoring record and the seventh best defensive record.
2Very anxious to challenge or avoid criticism: he was very defensive about that side of his life
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Many patients say they felt discouraged from complaining in the face of a defensive approach to criticism.
  • Both sides tend to adopt inflexible, judgmental and defensive attitudes toward one another.
  • Perhaps we should cut out the defensive attitudes and actually read what was posted?
Sinónimos
self-justifying, oversensitive, thin-skinned, easily offended, prickly, paranoid, neurotic
informal uptight, twitchy

Origen

Late Middle English: from Old French défensif, -ive, from medieval Latin defensivus, from Latin defens- 'warded off', from the verb defendere (see defend).

Frases

on the defensive

1
Expecting or resisting criticism or attack: British forces were on the defensive
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • They held up his reform programme and kept him on the defensive by mounting attacks on his closest associates.
  • Stay on the defensive, dodge constantly, and look for the other guy to make mistakes.
  • The Germans mostly remained on the defensive in the west in 1915, while chasing the Russians out of Poland.

Palabras que riman con defensive

apprehensive, coextensive, comprehensive, expensive, extensive, intensive, offensive, ostensive, pensive, suspensive

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