Synonyms of defensively
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- 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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