What is the pronunciation of defensive?
English definition of “defensive”
› used to protect someone or something against attack: These are purely defensive weapons, not designed for attack. Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and savingResponding to an attackArms and munitions in general
C2 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!Answering and respondingDenying and contradicting
defensiveness Answering and responding