Definition of Defensive attitude

1. Noun. An attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase 'on the defensive').

Exact synonyms: Defensive
Generic synonyms: Attitude, Mental Attitude
Derivative terms: Defensive



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Defensive Attitude

defenseless
defenselessly
defenselessness
defenses
defensibilities
defensibility
defensible
defensibleness
defensibly
defensin
defensing
defensins
defensive
defensive attitude (current term)
defensive circle
defensive design
defensive designs
defensive field
defensive halfback
defensive indifference
defensive measure
defensive medicine
defensive midfielder
defensive programming
defensive programmings
defensive structure
defensive tackle

Literary usage of Defensive attitude

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1. China and the Allies by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1901)
"... force advancing on Taku—A council of Admirals convened on board the Rossia—Mines and torpedoes laid at the mouth of the Pei-ho—A defensive attitude to ..."

2. The Memoirs of Count Lavallette by Antoine-Marie Chamans La Valette (1832)
"At the same instant we saw General Kleber, quitting his defensive attitude, advancing upon the village of Fouli, of which he made himself master, ..."

3. The International Military Digest Annual by Cornélis De Witt Willcox (1916)
"the tactical offensive, instead of sooner supporting their strategical offensive by a tactically defensive attitude. Due to the development of defensive ..."

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