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  1. defensiveness

    • IPA[dɪˈfɛnsɪvnɪs]

    英式

    • n.
      the quality of being anxious to challenge or avoid criticism;behaviour intended to defend or protect
    • noun: defensiveness

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    名詞

    • 1. the quality of being anxious to challenge or avoid criticism their supporters have reacted with defensiveness and hostility to the disclosure Jane had a note of defensiveness in her voice
    • 2. behaviour intended to defend or protect defensiveness of the hive was related to the size of the colony
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    • IPA[dəˈfensivnəs]

    美式

    • n.
      the quality of being anxious to challenge or avoid criticism: their supporters have reacted with defensiveness and hostility to the disclosure Jane had a note of defensiveness in her voice

    Oxford American Dictionary