Definition of defensive (Entry 2 of 2) : a position serving to protect or defend : a defensive position : in the state or condition of being prepared or required to defend against attack or criticism keeping his political opponent on the defensive : a position or attitude that is meant to defend The criticism put him on the defensive.Is defensive an adjective?
adjective serving to defend; protective: defensive armament. made or carried on for the purpose of resisting attack: defensive treaty; a defensive attitude. of or relating to defense.Is defensive the adjective of defend?
In the English dictionary, Merriam Webster, the defensive - adjective meaning is "serving to defend or protect". Other definitions of defensive (adjective) include "devoted to resisting or preventing aggression or attack" and "sports: of or relating to the attempt to keep an opponent from scoring in a game or contest".What is the noun for defensive?
What is the noun for defensive? The action of defending, of protecting from attack, danger or injury. Something used to oppose attack (s). An argument in support or justification of something. (team sports) A strategy and tactics employed to prevent the other team from scoring; contrasted with offence.