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Definition 1: excessive sensitivity to criticism - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where defensiveness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his defensiveness was manifested in hurt silence
  • the fear of being sued for malpractice has magnified physicians' defensiveness

(defensiveness is a kind of ...) the ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment

(... is a kind of defensiveness ) defensiveness resulting from repeated attacks

"after so many suicide bombings the Israelis have to resist developing a bunker mentality"

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