defensive attitude

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Noun1.defensive attitude - an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')defensive attitude - an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')
attitude, mental attitude - a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways; "he had the attitude that work was fun"
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he won't hesitate to take a more defensive attitude than normal against Manchester United today James Maloney
The previous tournaments saw a remarkable progress in performance and the high level of scoring from the first to the fourth tournament is an evidence to that, but the following tournaments saw a sharp decline in the number of goals due to the defensive attitude of some teams.
Palestinians have changed their defensive attitude to attacking attitude against the American administration stances regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the occupied lands of Jerusalem," Palestinian sources in Ramallah told Pan-Arab Al-hayat on Tuesday, adding that Abbas is expected to announce expelling the U.
A defensive attitude, which hampers their ability to engage with prospects--and close sales.
The defensive attitude of the FA officials who were called upon to give evidence was all too apparent.
week sla p Merino, 21, signed from Borussia Dortmund, has a defensive attitude labelled "a joke" and "what you would see in kids' football," by Souness.
Should we go on the pitch with a defensive attitude to keep the result defending?
Second, the public sector adopts a defensive attitude when discussing its dysfunctionality.
The left-hander, who is a real inside-out player, is expected to provide a good scoring touch, athletic ability at both ends and a strong defensive attitude.
Those who did not disclose their errors showed more defensive attitude with seeing fewer patient and avoiding similar patients (p=less than 0.
The issue really is very simple and I'm frankly clueless regarding the defensive attitude of DepEd officials who engage in double speak, denial and obfuscation as to the existence of errors in the sick books our children are using.