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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle French _défensif_

From Middle French défensif

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈfɛnsɪv/

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈfɛnsɪv/

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ADJECTIVE
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English - Adjective

DEFENSIVE (_comparative_ MORE DEFENSIVE, _superlative_ MOST DEFENSIVE) * Intended for defence; protective. _a DEFENSIVE perimeter_ * Intended to deter attack. _a DEFENSIVE missile system_ * Performed so as to minimise risk. _DEFENSIVE driving_ * Displaying an inordinate sensitivity to criticism. * (cricket) Of a bowling or fielding tactic designed to prevent the other side from scoring runs; of a batting tactic designed to prevent being out. * (sports) Pertaining to defense, as opposed to attack. * In a state or posture of defense. (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?) ANTONYMS * offensive TRANSLATIONS

defensive (comparative more defensive, superlative most defensive)

  1. Intended for defence; protective.
    a defensive perimeter
  2. Intended to deter attack.
    a defensive missile system
  3. Performed so as to minimise risk.
    defensive driving
  4. Displaying an inordinate sensitivity to criticism.
  5. (cricket) Of a bowling or fielding tactic designed to prevent the other side from scoring runs; of a batting tactic designed to prevent being out.
  6. (sports) Pertaining to defense, as opposed to attack.
  7. In a state or posture of defense.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

DEFENSIVE (_plural_ DEFENSIVES) * A means, attitude or position of defense. TRANSLATIONS

defensive (plural defensives)

  1. A means, attitude or position of defense.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - RELATED TERMS
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English - Related Terms

* on the defensive

Que a categoria em GERMAN - ADJECTIVE
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German - Adjective

DEFENSIVE * inflected form of _defensiv_

defensive

  1. inflected form of defensiv

Que a categoria em LATIN - ADJECTIVE
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Latin - Adjective

DĒFENSIVE * vocative masculine singular of _dēfensivus_

dēfensive

  1. vocative masculine singular of dēfensivus


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