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Defensive

 

(1) Defensive tactics in war (obsolete).

(2) In Polish (defenzywa), the security department and security police in prerevolutionary bourgeois-landlord Poland.

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The magnitude of your curiosity is the best predictor of whether or not there will be defensiveness.
My reckoning with defensiveness came to a head over the summer.
Unfortunately, defensiveness keeps partners from taking responsibility for their own problems and escalates negative communication.
In an increasingly diverse global community, staunch dogmatism and rigid defensiveness hardly seems like a useful social strategy (Legare & Visala, 2011).
1% Irritability, suspiciousness or defensiveness 14.
Set defensiveness aside, and listen to what your neighbor says.
The critical correlations involved the relationship between defensiveness and secular optimism [r(112) = .
The market anticipates a successful outcome, with little other alternatives, but the delay in progress has seen some defensiveness return after the initial euphoria seen last week.
This position is influenced by a long-standing feeling of defensiveness among Brazilians, who say that managing the rainforest is their responsibility.
Last night he told the Daily Post: "There's a sense that words may not turn into action because of some of the defensiveness of their response".
This study found a statistically significant inverse relationship between defensiveness and female college students' Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (M.
Conditions assessed were bacterial plaque, gingivitis, dental caries, restorations, bruxism, delayed eruption/missing teeth, oral infection, developmental anomalies, injuries, occlusion, salivary flow, and oral defensiveness.