Die Übersetzung von "defensive" - Englisch-Portugiesisch-Wörterbuch


adjective uk /dɪˈfen.sɪv/ us

used to protect someone or something against attack

These are purely defensive weapons, not designed for attack.
→ Opposite offensive adjective (ATTACKING)

too quick to protect yourself from being criticized

When asked about his decision, he got very defensive.
There’s no need to get so defensive!

in a sports event, trying to prevent the opposing player or players from scoring points, goals, etc.

He’s currently the best defensive player on the team.

(Die Übersetzung von "defensive" von Cambridge Englisch-Portugiesisch Wörterbuch © Cambridge University Press)