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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As a team they can be proud of their defensive attitude."
The local boy, who became the first Indian to win medals from four consecutive Asian Championships just last month, started with a defensive attitude until he freed up from the second round to deliver the blows.
"The defensive attitude of our three up front, that is outstanding - they work like crazy.
Sometimes good offense can key positive defensive attitude. When the Salukis are hitting shots, they seem to have more hop in their step defensively.
"If we can go out there and replicate a very similar performance from last Thursday against St Helens - show the same defensive attitude and tidy up a few things from an offensive point of view - then we are going to give ourselves every opportunity."
Summary: Maaloul praises defensive attitude against England
Her defensive attitude is reflected through the struggle of a Palestinian woman born in the Palestinian village called "Tantoura," highlighting the mass killings in the refugee camps located in Lebanon called "Sabra" and "Shatila." The same concept was also reflected in Ashour's novel "Farag," in which she produced a touching and dramatic sequence of events that take place during the regimes of former Egyptian presidents Abdel Nasser and Sadat.
Based on their prior interactions with Pakistani officials, they noted internal bickering and a defensive attitude towards policies they articulate as being typical of Pakistan's way of doing business.
The first is a cynical stance and plunges us into passivity and a defensive attitude. The second - the constructive 'critical' perspective - provides a variety of options that benefit all policymakers, executive officials, and civil society actors.
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.
Beyond that defensive attitude, lack of policy consensus has resulted in a preference for the status quo.