French translation of 'defensive'
- (= self-protective)
sur la défensive
- [position, attitude]
défensive fto be on the defensive
être sur la défensiveto put sb on the defensive
mettre qn sur la défensive
Example Sentences Including 'defensive'
I said nothing more; there was no point in getting all defensive about what had happened.The Gwen John Sculpture
In a sulky voice, defensive enough to be a complaint, he said, `You don't have to do everything Charlie does.Final Resort
It was the style of reasoning most likely to appeal to Oaks's defensive cast of thought.Death and Transfiguration
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Translation of defensive from the Collins English to French Dictionary