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on defensive

  • as inuptight
  • as indefensively
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Synonyms for on defensive

adj nervous
  • anxious
  • apprehensive
  • cautious
  • edgy
  • uneasy
  • concerned
  • conventional
  • nervy
  • old-fashioned
  • on edge
  • on the defensive
  • restive
  • strict
  • tense
  • troubled
  • withdrawn
  • worried

Antonyms for on defensive

  • calm
  • composed
  • easy-going
  • laid-back
  • unworried
  • collected
  • cool
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.