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Pronunciation of Defensive: Learn how to pronounce Defensive in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word defensive:

adjective
1used or intended to defend or protect:
defensive barriers
(in sport) relating to or intended as defence:
a defensive player
a poor defensive record
2very anxious to challenge or avoid criticism:
he was very defensive about that side of his life
Phrases
on the defensive
expecting or resisting criticism or attack:
British forces were on the defensive
Derivatives
defensively
adverb
defensiveness
noun
Origin:
late Middle English: from Old French défensif, -ive, from medieval Latin defensivus, from Latin defens- ‘warded off’, from the verb defendere (see defend)