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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·fen·sive·ly, adv. On the defensive.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: in an apologetic and self-defensive manner; "`I felt it
             better you should know,' said Sir Cedric defensively"
      2: in a defensive manner; "the general conviction that our side
         is in the right and acting defensively over what Russians
         call the German question and Americans the Berlin crisis"
         [ant: offensively]