defensive - Writers' Dictionary

How to hyphenate defensive

defensive is hyphenated as de-fen-sive

How to pronounce defensive

defensive is pronounced dɪ´fɛns ɪv

Number of syllables in defensive

The number of syllables in defensive is 3

What part of speech in defensive?

defensive can be a noun or an adjective

How common in the word defensive?

defensive is not ranked in the list of most common words in English

What sentiment does defensive convey?

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Common collocations after 'defensive'

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Common collocations before 'defensive'

back, being, first, force, form, hand, just, left, now, play, put, right, second, sound, very

Common collocations of 'defensive'

any, back, being, did, down, first, force, form, get, hand, just, left, little, made, many, new, now, only, over, own, play, put, right, second, set, sound, thing, through, very, why

Words with similar spelling to defensive

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Common Verb Collocations of defensive

act, adopt, assume, be, become, can, conclude, confine, feel, fight, force, get, go, have, occupy, place, play, prepare, protect, put, remain, sign, sound, stand, take, tend, throw, try, will, use

Common Conjunction Collocations of defensive

and, but, either, nor, or, yet

Lists containing defensive

Synonyms of 'covering'
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Common Adjective Collocations of tactics
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