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Meaning & Definition of Defensively in English

English

Defensively

/dɪfɛnsɪvli/

adverb

1. In an apologetic and defensive manner

  • "`i felt it better you should know,' said sir cedric defensively"
    synonym:
  • defensively

2. In a defensive manner

  • "The general conviction that our side is in the right and acting defensively over what russians call the german question and americans the berlin crisis"
    synonym:
  • defensively