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

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    Pertainyms: defensive, justificative, justificatory

     

     
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