German-English translation for "Defensive"

"Defensive" English translation

Defensive
[defɛnˈziːvə]Femininum | feminine f <Defensive; Defensiven>

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  • defensive
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examples
The contents of the report reveal that the proponents of decriminalisation are now on the defensive.
Sein Inhalt beweist, daß die drogenliberalen Kräfte nun in der Defensive sind.
Source: Europarl
There were many good points in your reply, but I feel that you were somewhat defensive.
Die Antwort enthält viele gute Aspekte, doch verharren Sie mir ein wenig zu sehr in der Defensive.
Source: Europarl
Today, the country is on the defensive, fearful even of its own journalists.
Heute ist das Land in der Defensive und fürchtet sich sogar vor seinen eigenen Journalisten.
Source: News-Commentary
So Europe, the European Union, should not always be put on the defensive.
Europa, die Europäische Union, sollte daher nicht immer in die Defensive gedrängt werden.
Source: Europarl
It is time that we put some of the people who are attacking Europe on the defensive.
Es ist Zeit, dass wir einige der Personen, die Europa angreifen, in die Defensive treiben.
Source: Europarl
Yes, civilization seems to be on the defensive.
Ja, die Zivilisation scheint in der Defensive zu sein.
Source: News-Commentary
So when they try to give back, we shouldn't be on the defensive.
Und wenn sie uns etwas zurückgeben möchten, sollten wir nicht so in die Defensive gehen.
Source: TED
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