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British English: /dɪˈfɛnsɪv/
American English: /dəˈfɛnsɪv/

Translation of defensive in German:


  • 1 (protective)
    defensiv (Strategie, Handlung)
    defensive player
    Defensivspieler Mask.
    defensive wall
    Schutzwall Mask.
    defensive fortification
    Verteidigungsanlage Fem.
  • 2 (by argument)
  • 3 (excessively self-justifying)he's always so defensive when he's criticized
    er will sich immer um jeden Preis rechtfertigen, wenn er kritisiert wird


  • Defensive Fem.
    be/act on the defensive
    in der Defensive sein
    she's always so much on the defensive
    sie geht immer gleich in die Defensive
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