Word:   
Rhymes   Near rhymes   Phrase rhymes   Synonyms / Related   Phrases   Example sentences   Descriptive words   [Definitions]  

Definitions of defensively:
  • adverb:   in a defensive manner
    Example: "The general conviction that our side is in the right and acting defensively over what Russians call the German question and Americans the Berlin crisis"
  • adverb:   in an apologetic and self-defensive manner
    Example: "`I felt it better you should know,' said Sir Cedric defensively"

Related words...
(New!) Usage examples...
Descriptive words...

Search for defensively at other dictionaries: OneLook, Oxford, American Heritage, Merriam-Webster, Wikipedia

Help  Advanced  Feedback  Android  iPhone/iPad  API  Blog  Privacy

Copyright © 2019 Datamuse