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defensive

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  • adjprotective, watchful
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Synonyms for defensive

adj protective, watchful
  • opposing
  • averting
  • conservative
  • foiling
  • forestalling
  • preservative
  • preventive
  • thwarting
  • arresting
  • balking
  • checking
  • coping with
  • defending
  • frustrating
  • guarding
  • in opposition
  • interrupting
  • protecting
  • resistive
  • safeguarding
  • uptight
  • warding off
  • withstanding

Antonyms for defensive

  • undefensive
  • unprotective
  • unwary
  • unwatchful
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more opposed

adjective. antagonistic

more opposing

adjective. antagonistic, against

most opposed

adjective. antagonistic

most opposing

adjective. antagonistic, against

on guard

adverb. feeling wary

on one's guard

adjective. wary
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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