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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Excessive sensitivity to criticism.

Usage examples (35)
  • His defensiveness was manifested in hurt silence
  • The fear of being sued for malpractice has magnified physicians' defensiveness
  • Which brings us to fear of saying the wrong thing: Your defensiveness is a precursor to walking on eggshells.
  • But my defensiveness is not just indignation at being doubted. for more
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