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Synonyms of defensively

Adverb


1. defensively

usage: in an apologetic and defensive manner; "`I felt it better you should know,' said Sir Cedric defensively"

2. defensively

usage: in a defensive manner; "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"

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