Nouns (2)

defensive attitude, defensive
n. an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')

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Adjectives (4)

defensive
adj. intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack; "defensive weapons"; "a defensive stance"
justificatory, justificative, defensive
adj. attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing

Fuzzynyms (4)

point of view, standpoint, stand, viewpoint
n. a mental position from which things are viewed; "we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians"; "teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events"

Synonyms (2)

contrite
adj. feeling regret for a fault or offence
self-deprecating
adj. conscious of your own shortcomings

Antonyms (1)

offensive
adj. for the purpose of attack rather than defense; "offensive weapons"

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