Bedeutung von “defensive” — Learner’s Dictionary

defensive

adjective us uk /dɪˈfensɪv/
CRITICISM

quick to protect yourself from being criticized:

He's very defensive about his weight.
SPORT mainly US

A defensive player in a sports team tries to stop the other team scoring points.

ATTACK

done or used to protect someone or something from attack

defensively adverb

"I wasn't even there," she said defensively.

(Definition von “defensive adjective” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)