defence mechanism Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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defence mechanismnoun [C]

UK (US defense mechanism) uk   us  
an ​automatic way of ​behaving or ​thinking by which you ​protect yourself from something, ​especially from ​feelingunpleasantemotions: Arrogance is often a ​defencemechanism.
(Definition of defence mechanism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “defence mechanism”
in Chinese (Simplified) 防卫表现, 防卫心理…
in Chinese (Traditional) 防衛表現, 防衛心理…
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