defensively - Writers' Dictionary

How to hyphenate defensively

defensively is hyphenated as de-fen-sive-ly

How to pronounce defensively

defensively is pronounced dɪ´fɛns ɪvlēː

Number of syllables in defensively

The number of syllables in defensively is 4

What part of speech in defensively?

defensively is an adverb

How common in the word defensively?

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

What sentiment does defensively convey?

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Common collocations after 'defensively'

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Common collocations before 'defensively'

add, arm, ask, away, brought, crossed, fold, hand, held, know, like, little, look, think, want

Common collocations of 'defensively'

add, almost, also, anything, arm, ask, away, bit, brought, chest, coming, crossed, fold, hand, head, held, husband, know, let, like, little, look, need, remember, stood, think, turn, want, way, wrong

Words with similar spelling to defensively

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Common Noun Collocations of defensively

arm, army, Ben, bite, chest, Emma, force, front, hand, Harry, head, Jack, Jessica, Joe, John, Kate, Laura, Lucy, man, mother, Paul, person, Peter, Sam, shade, shoulder, support, touch, trifle, Virginia

Common Verb Collocations of defensively

act, add, answer, ask, avoid, be, behave, can, do, flush, go, have, hold, might, mount, narrow, protect, put, raise, react, reply, respond, say, snap, speak, tend, will, use

Common Adjective Collocations of defensively

cluster, conjugal, individual, leave, little, North, other, strong, non

Common Conjunction Collocations of defensively

and, but, or