Bedeutung von “defensive” — Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /dɪˈfensɪv/

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.


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)