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Meaning of "self-defensive" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SELF-DEFENSIVE

self-defensive  [ˌselfdɪˈfensɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SELF-DEFENSIVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Self-Defensive is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SELF-DEFENSIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of self-defensive in the English dictionary

The definition of self-defensive in the dictionary is carried out in order to defend yourself.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SELF-DEFENSIVE


apprehensive
ˌæprɪˈhɛnsɪv
capital-intensive
ˈkæpɪtəlɪnˌtensɪv
comprehensive
ˌkɒmprɪˈhɛnsɪv
defensive
dɪˈfɛnsɪv
expansive
ɪkˈspænsɪv
expensive
ɪkˈspɛnsɪv
extensive
ɪkˈstɛnsɪv
hypertensive
ˌhaɪpəˈtensɪv
inexpensive
ˌɪnɪkˈspɛnsɪv
intensive
ɪnˈtɛnsɪv
misapprehensive
ˌmɪsæprɪˈhensɪv
normotensive
ˌnɔːməʊˈtɛnsɪv
offensive
əˈfɛnsɪv
pensive
ˈpɛnsɪv
prehensive
prɪˈhensɪv
prepensive
prɪˈpensɪv
responsive
rɪˈspɒnsɪv
unapprehensive
ʌnˌæprɪˈhensɪv
unoffensive
ˌʌnəˈfensɪv
unresponsive
ˌʌnrɪˈspɒnsɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SELF-DEFENSIVE

self-deceit
self-deception
self-deceptive
self-declared
self-defeating
self-defence
self-defense
self-delusion
self-denial
self-denying
self-denyingly
self-deprecating
self-deprecatingly
self-deprecatory
self-depreciating
self-destruct
self-destruction
self-destructive
self-determination
self-determined

WORDS THAT END LIKE SELF-DEFENSIVE

ascensive
charm offensive
coextensive
counteroffensive
distensive
energy-intensive
exclusive
hyperresponsive
hypotensive
inapprehensive
incomprehensive
inoffensive
irresponsive
labour-intensive
nonresponsive
on the defensive
ostensive
peace offensive
tensive
the offensive
unexpensive

Synonyms and antonyms of self-defensive in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «self-defensive» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SELF-DEFENSIVE

Find out the translation of self-defensive to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of self-defensive from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «self-defensive» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自卫
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de autodefensa
570 millions of speakers

English

self-defensive
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आत्म रक्षात्मक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الدفاع عن النفس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

само- оборонительная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

auto- defensiva
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্ব-আত্মরক্ষামূলক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

auto- défense
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pertahanan diri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Selbstverteidigungs
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自己防衛の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자기 방어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Defensive diri
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

- tự vệ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுய தற்காப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वत: ची बचावात्मक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

öz savunma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

auto-difensivo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

defensywa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

само- оборонна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

auto- apărare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αυτο -άμυνα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

self- verdediging
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

själv-defensiv
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

selv defensiv
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of self-defensive

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-DEFENSIVE»

The term «self-defensive» is normally little used and occupies the 135.470 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-DEFENSIVE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about self-defensive

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SELF-DEFENSIVE»

Discover the use of self-defensive in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to self-defensive and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life
The self-defensive response must be proportionate to the threatened harm. In order for self-defensive killing to be justified, the threat must, as I noted earlier, be of a certain level of gravity. This applies both to the nature of the threatened harm  ...
Jeff McMahan, 2002
2
Killing in Self-defence
The book also focuses primarily on self-defensive killing: conduct resulting in the death ofthe aggressor.16 Once again, the reason for this is that killing in self- defence is the most difficult type of self-defence to justify, involving, as it does, the  ...
Fiona Leverick, 2006
3
Digest version of the Integration Theory of Psychoanalysis
The self-defensive factors lie within the reward system, and the object-defensive factors lie within the aversion system. In contrast, the new brain holds the displeasure-regulation system. The neural transmissions from the new brain to the old ...
Shinya Nitta, M.D., 2013
4
The Road to Disunion, Volume II : Secessionists Triumphant ...
Then plantations would become huge, relationships between slaveholders and slaves impersonal, and masters' personal benevolence unlikely. But if slavery spread, claimed the co-founder of the Platte County Self-Defensive Association, ...
William W. Freehling Singletary Professor of the Humanities University of Kentucky, 2007
5
Imaginary Neighbors: Mediating Polish-Jewish Relations After ...
In contrast, the contributors to the self-defensive position considered the public exposure of the dark past embarrassing and shameful, leading only to negative consequences in terms of Polish national self-image and self-confidence, both at  ...
Dorota Glowacka, Joanna Zylinska, 2007
6
Real Knockouts: The Physical Feminism of Women's Self-Defense
expert testimony on BWS yielded some important legal victories, BWS pathol- ogizes the same kind of self-defensive violence for which men need no such excuse. Feminists have suggested that the impaired Mental State defense for women ...
Martha McCaughey, 1997
7
Imperialism With Chinese Characteristics?: Reading And ...
From an in-depth examination of the “defensive” nature of China's national defense policy, one may sum up the following characteristics: First, the self- defensive nature. The fundamental objective and task of national defense is self- defense, ...
Michael K. Metcalf, National Defense Intelligence College (U.S.), National Intelligence University, 2013
8
How We Fight: Ethics in War
There is an extensive debate about the scope of self-defensive permissions.10 Some writers who are sympathetic to the Forfeiture Account agree with the implication that the account cannot license self-defensive violence against Innocent ...
Helen Frowe, Gerald Lang, 2014
9
The Handbook of Rational Choice Social Research
In comparison to the lower— order self—defensive strategies, these higher— order strategies do not work via biased cognitions and aggressive outbursts. They involve strengthening a core sense of self in an agentic rather than reactive way, ...
Rafael Wittek, Tom Snijders, Victor Nee, 2013
10
Point Blank: Guns And Violence In America
However, vigilantism and CJS activity share a purpose that self-defensive actions do not — retribution. Whereas the CJS and the vigilante both seek to punish wrong-doers, the first lawfully, the second unlawfully, the defensive gun user seeks ...
Gary Kleck, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SELF-DEFENSIVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term self-defensive is used in the context of the following news items.
1
North Korea rules out nuclear deal, says weapons 'not a plaything
"It is our firm position to strengthen our self-defensive nuclear deterrence in every way to cope with the intensifying threat of aggressive nuclear threat by the U.S. ... «12NewsNow.Com, Jul 15»
2
Everytown's Editorial Arm, “The Trace” Pushes Propaganda On Self …
Bloomberg's “The Trace” reported this week “breaking news” that anti-gun researcher David Hemenway has “debunked” the myth of self-defensive gun uses in ... «Daily Caller, Jul 15»
3
Can subscriptions take the heat?
That self-defensive move was caused, we learned by what Scribd c.e.o. Trip Adler called "such a passionate, voracious audience of readers" as romance fans. «The Bookseller, Jul 15»
4
China promises not to join nuclear arms race
Reiterating the policy of no first use of nuclear weapons and a self-defensive nuclear strategy, the report pledges that China will unconditionally not use or ... «Xinhua, May 15»
5
A Self-Defensive Tamil Nationalism
... ( February 14, 2015, Frankfurt, Sri Lanka Guardian) Just as the Singhalese have a claim of historical origin on this island, the Tamils too have such a claim. «Sri Lanka Guardian, Feb 15»
6
Jewish Conservative Closes Gap in NY First Congressional District
This summer, only 31% of Democrats approved of Israel's self-defensive action against Gaza, according to Gallup. This has been the final straw for more Jewish ... «American Thinker, Oct 14»
7
DPRK blasts US-South Korean joint military drill
North Korea on Monday slammed a US-South Korean joint military drill, and asked the international community to recognize its self-defensive actions, the official ... «WantChinaTimes, Aug 14»
8
MOFA thanks US support for Taiwan's TPP bid
The U.S. official's comments again show that Washington will continue to help Taiwan establish self-defensive capabilities as stipulated by the Taiwan Relations ... «China Post, Mar 14»
9
Korea`s military to shift focus from active to proactive deterrence
Japan is also seeking to secure its collective self-defensive right. The United States also plans to reinforce its naval forces in the Asia-Pacific region from the ... «동아일보, Mar 14»
10
N. Korea defends nuclear weapons as 'self-defensive'
BEIJING, Dec. 3 (Yonhap) -- A North Korean official said Tuesday that his country's nuclear weapons are for self-defense, accusing the United States of taking ... «GlobalPost, Dec 13»

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