Self-defensive
Self-defensive Self`-de*fen"sive, a. Defending, or tending to defend, one's own person, property, or reputation. [1913 Webster]

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  • self-defensive — self defence ► NOUN ▪ the defence of oneself or one s interests, especially the defence of one s person through physical force, permitted in certain cases as an answer to a charge of violent crime. DERIVATIVES self defensive adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • self-defensive — adjective Date: 1809 of, relating to, or given to self defense < a self defensive person > < a self defensive attitude > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • self-defensive — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : given to or involving self defense a self defensive person a self defensive attitude …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-defensive — See self defense. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-defense — self defensive, adj. /self di fens , self /, n. 1. the act of defending one s person when physically attacked, as by countering blows or overcoming an assailant: the art of self defense. 2. a claim or plea that the use of force or injuring or… …   Universalium

  • self-defense — [self′di fens′] n. 1. defense of oneself or of one s rights, beliefs, actions, etc. 2. the skill of boxing: usually in the phrase manly art of self defense 3. Law the right to defend oneself with whatever force is reasonably necessary against… …   English World dictionary

  • self-defence — ► NOUN ▪ the defence of oneself or one s interests, especially the defence of one s person through physical force, permitted in certain cases as an answer to a charge of violent crime. DERIVATIVES self defensive adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • Self-serving bias — A self serving bias occurs when people attribute their successes to internal or personal factors but attribute their failures to situational factors beyond their control. The self serving bias can be seen in the common human tendency to take… …   Wikipedia

  • defensive — Synonyms and related words: covering, custodial, defending, fostering, guardian, guarding, immunizing, parental, preventive, prophylactic, protecting, protective, safeguarding, screening, self defensive, self preservative, self protective,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-defence — n. 1 an aggressive act, speech, etc., intended as defence (had to hit him in self defence). 2 (usu. the noble art of self defence) boxing. Derivatives: self defensive adj …   Useful english dictionary

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