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English definition of “defensive”


adjective (SENSITIVE)    /dɪˈfen.sɪv/
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
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