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defensive

(dĭ-fĕn′sĭv)
adj.
1. Intended or appropriate for defending; protective.
2. Psychology Constantly protecting oneself from criticism, exposure of one's shortcomings, or other real or perceived threats to the ego.

de·fen′sive·ly adv.
de·fen′sive·ness n.

defensive

(dĕ-fen′siv)
1. Defending; protecting from injury.
2. In behavioral health, inordinately self-protective, esp. in response to criticism or inquiries by others.
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Don Bosco Defensive Driving School has scheduled an outreach programme to reach out to over 3,000 motorists to drum home the need for them be extra-cautious behind the steering wheel, 'and our first target is to get the media understand what we do here, give them the training and education, so that they, too, can be road safety ambassadors.'
The Dallas Cowboys' defensive end saw his sack total rise from just one in 2016 to 14.5 in 2017, making the first Pro Bowl of his career.
A back-wall return from the center lane's defensive zone should be hit so it angles from the front wall into a side wall.
This is what our defensive driving courses focus on," she explained.Mr Theuri said that after the course, employers will have more confidence in the driving skills of their staff, while accidents and down time on vehicles due repairs will reduce.
"Of the current head coaches within the Power 5 [conferences], 24 of 62 were former defensive coordinators and 19 of these were former defensive backs coaches.
An understanding of the defensive behaviour of the honeybees in the agro-ecological zones of Uganda is very important in the development of the apiculture industry since many people are deterred from beekeeping by this behaviour of honeybees.
This second position opens the possibility of different profiles of defensive pessimists, such that some of them show high self-esteem and others, low.
To give great defensive players their due--using defensive stats DRS (Defensive Runs Saved, indicating how many runs a player saved or hurt his team in the field compared to the average player at his position, with a score of zero being average), range factor, putouts, assists and errors--here is one writer's selection, excluding pitchers, for a 2017 All-Defensive Team:
During the live-fire range training, each participant will fire a minimum of 200 rounds of ammunition, using a defensive caliber handgun, while learning the proper method of drawing from a holster.
Defensive tackle Canton Kaumatule, a former five-star recruit, wasn't able to get on the field consistently.
Also, Osnic pointed out possible joint challenges in defensive sectors between Kuwait and Bosnia, that may expand cooperation opportunities.
The Defensive Sporting Rifle 15 and 15F are chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO and feature a 16-inch double-lapped, chrome-lined, chrome-moly vanadium MIL-B 11595 E barrel with M203 step down and 1/2x28 threads, while the Defensive Sporting Rifle 10 is chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO and features a 16-inch double-lapped, melonite treated barrel with 5/8x24 threads.