What is another word for defensive?

230 synonyms found


[ d_ɪ_f_ˈɛ_n_s_ɪ_v], [ dɪfˈɛnsɪv], [ dɪfˈɛnsɪv]

Synonyms for Defensive:

defensive (adjective) Other synonyms:

Rhymes for Defensive:

  1. pensive;
  2. offensive, extensive, expensive;
  3. inexpensive, apprehensive, inoffensive, hypertensive, comprehensive;

Quotes for Defensive:

  1. In most of the European countries- France stands out in its resistance to this particular form of American cultural imperialism- the national film industries were forced onto the defensive after the war by such binding agreements. Fredric Jameson.
  2. Our whole philosophy was to intimidate the quarterback. We were able to do it. We were pioneers. People still recognize us as, maybe, the best defensive line of all time. Merlin Olsen.
  3. I think I've got an outstanding defensive assistant staff that's really going to help us have consistent, strong defenses. And offensively, we have an excellent staff. We've got some younger guys on offense, but that's what I coach and have my entire coaching career. Steve Spurrier.

Idioms of Defensive:

  1. on the defensive

Adjectives for Defensive:

  • offensive,
  • complete,
  • next,
  • whole,
  • less.