defensive defensive  /dɪ ˈfɛn sɪv/


  1. (n) an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')
  2. (adj) intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack
  3. (adj) attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing


  1. His conclusion: for France defensive war is better than offensive war.
  2. Rather than slip a punch, the traditional defensive move, it was his habit to sway back, bending at the waist a tactic that appalled the experts.
  3. The pros regard McCoy as easily the best defensive lineman in the country big, fast, as aggressive as a water buffalo.


  1. Eagles Defensive End Peters Charged With Drag Racing

    Eagles defensive end Jason Peters is in trouble with the law.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 29 Philadelphia

  2. Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle excited over offseason additions

    Defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle expects a booming return on the Miami Dolphins’ big offseason investment.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

  3. At the podium: Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett

    Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett addresses the press. Here's a tweet-heavy thread for you to talk about what's being said.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Washington Post


  1. Low said: "The team did everything nearly perfectly. The result is nearly unbelievable because Argentina have a strong defensive team. It was first class that we were able to get so many goals."
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Joachim Loew Source:

  2. "Fundamentally they are a team who get back into their defensive positions very well, using a back-line of four and practically five midfielders, with (Keisuke) Honda generally up front," Paraguay coach Gerardo Martino said. "When they get...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Gerardo Martino Source: The Associated Press

  3. "We need a head coach with strong defensive credentials and great leadership," Osborne said. "We were also looking for someone who can inspire confidence and get players to play with great effort. And, of course, we also wanted our new head...
    on Dec 2, 2007 By: Tom Osborne Source: USA Today

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