English-German translation for "defensive"

"defensive" German translation

defensive
[diˈfensiv]adjective | Adjektiv adj

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  • Verteidigungs…, Schutz…, Abwehr…
    defensive
    defensive
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  • defensiv, sich verteidigend
    defensive self-protecting
    defensive self-protecting
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defensive
[diˈfensiv]noun | Substantiv s

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  • Verteidigungsmittelneuter | Neutrum n
    defensive rare | seltenselten (means of protection)
    Schutzmasculine | Maskulinum m
    defensive rare | seltenselten (means of protection)
    defensive rare | seltenselten (means of protection)
  • Defensivefeminine | Femininum f
    defensive defending
    Verteidigungfeminine | Femininum f
    defensive defending
    defensive defending
  • Abwehrfeminine | Femininum f
    defensive taktisch
    defensive taktisch
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  • to be (stand) on the defensive
    sich in der Defensive befinden (halten)
    to be (stand) on the defensive
  • to go on the defensive
    sich in die Defensive begeben
    to go on the defensive
to stand on the defensive
Widerstand leisten, die Verteidigungsstellung(en) beziehen
to stand on the defensive
offensive and defensive alliance
Schutz- und Trutzbündnis
offensive and defensive alliance
Putin musste wegen eines einheitlich auftretenden Europa in die Defensive gehen.
Putin was put on the defensive because of a united Europe.
Source: Europarl
Wir Europäer sind hier viel zu defensiv.
We Europeans are much too defensive in this respect.
Source: Europarl
Wir sollten nicht immer gleich in Abwehrstellung gehen.
We should not always be so defensive.
Source: Europarl
Die Menschen entwickeln eine zunehmende Abwehr gegen die mögliche Verwässerung ihrer Sprachen.
People are becoming defensive about the potential erosion of their languages.
Source: Europarl
Ich pflichte Herrn Brok vollinhaltlich bei, dass wir uns nicht defensiv verhalten sollten.
I entirely agree with Mr Brok that we should not be defensive.
Source: Europarl
Wir in Europa haben im Umweltbereich zu lange eine defensive Politik betrieben.
We, in Europe, have adopted defensive policy in the environmental field for too long.
Source: Europarl
Ich halte die bisherige Politik für zu defensiv.
I think that the policy so far has been unduly defensive.
Source: Europarl
Zwischenzeitlich ist eine eher vorsichtige und defensive Haltung gerechtfertigt.
In the meantime, a somewhat conservative and defensive posture is warranted.
Source: News-Commentary
Die Italiener haben sich von ihrer Defensivtaktik verabschiedet.
Italians have abandoned their defensive tactics.
Source: News-Commentary
Ich habe hier den defensiven Part übernommen.
The defensive role in this matter is my responsibility.
Source: Europarl
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