- able to provide moderately steady growth with minimal risk: The bank has put a large percentage of its assets in defensive rather than growth stocks.
- considered stable and relatively safe for investment, especially during a decline in the economy.
Origin of defensive
OTHER WORDS FROM defensive
How to use defensive in a sentence
There was a lot of positive feedback from people interested in non-gender binary people.
She ultimately ditched JSwipe after about a week and found her current, non-Jewish, boyfriend on OkCupid.
And I need to ask why their truth makes me so defensive, as if my truth is the only truth.
An atheist counsels his fellow non-believers on how not to talk to people of faith.
The distinction between over-policing and non-responsiveness was alive and well in Bed-Stuy.
The expatriated ex-rebels became alarmed by the non-receipt of the indemnity instalment and the news from their homes.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
He also states that the Audiencia is virtually non-existent, and so there is no high court in which justice may be sought.
De moi, je ne say qu'en dire, d'autant que je ne veux affirmer ny le si ny le non en ce dont je n'ay vidence.
Certes le capitaine Merveilles et ses gens monstrerent leur pit non vulgaire.
It teaches you to take your time, or as the Germans call it, it gives you "Ruhe (repose)," the grand sine qua non!Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
British Dictionary definitions for defensive
Derived forms of defensivedefensively, adverbdefensiveness, noun
Other Idioms and Phrases with defensive
see on the defensive.