Definitions For Defensive


  • An attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase on the defensive')


  • Intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack


  • Attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing

Is Defensive a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Defensive is worth 16 points in Scrabble and 18 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Defensive in a Sentence

  • The city began building a defensive wall around its borders.
  • The government decided to join a defensive alliance with several other nations.
  • I was surprised by his defensive reaction to my suggestion.
  • Their unexpectedly harsh words put him on the defensive

Synonyms for Defensive

Antonyms for Defensive

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