см. defensive в первом значении

Не reacted defensively to questions about his wealth. — На вопросы о его состоянии он отвечал не без раздражения (оправдывая его различными доводами).

The English annotation is below. (English-Russian). 2003.

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  • Defensively — De*fen sive*ly, adv. On the defensive. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • defensively — adverb 1. in an apologetic and defensive manner I felt it better you should know, said Sir Cedric defensively • Derived from adjective: ↑defensive 2. in a defensive manner the general conviction that our side is in the right and acting… …   Useful english dictionary

  • defensively — adv. Defensively is used with these verbs: ↑react, ↑reply, ↑retort, ↑say, ↑struggle …   Collocations dictionary

  • defensively — defensive ► ADJECTIVE 1) used or intended to defend or protect. 2) very anxious to challenge or avoid criticism. ● on the defensive Cf. ↑on the defensive DERIVATIVES defensively adverb defensiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships — Defensively Equipped Merchant Ship (DEMS) was an Admiralty Trade Division program established in June, 1939, to arm 5,500 British merchant ships with an adequate defence against enemy submarines and aircraft. The acronym DEMS was used to describe …   Wikipedia

  • defensively — adverb see defensive I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • defensively — See defensive. * * * …   Universalium

  • defensively — adverb In a defensive manner …   Wiktionary

  • defensively — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. suspiciously, on the defensive, in self defense, at bay; see carefully 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • defensively — adv. in a defensive manner, protectively …   English contemporary dictionary

  • defensively — de·fen·sive·ly …   English syllables

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