defensive attitude

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Synonyms for defensive attitude

an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase 'on the defensive')

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I am also happy with the defensive attitude that is what we have focussed on over the last few weeks and that is what we need to keep on building for next week.
Advices of the wrong kind and a defensive attitude have gone against the talented spinner from Chennai, R Ashwin, said former Indian player Maninder Singh.
But we are trying to make up by showing a good defensive attitude because it is our key to winning," he said.
Djokovic's condemnation of the doping official nods towards a more defensive attitude within the sport - a stance that has long seen tennis regarded as something of a soft touch in this respect.
And they have a manager who also has a very defensive attitude.
It is a fact that the current Parliament has a defensive attitude and that everything depends on how much the Government is engaged and how much it supplies the Parliament with items on the daily agenda," Ziberi said, adding that the initiative of MPs as legislators and members of the Parliament lacks in terms of discussing and proposing the laws and modifications.
Abandon the defensive attitude and elevate your product.
If Haryana is to take real action, however, this committee will have to shed the defensive attitude Mr Hooda and Mr Mulana have displayed, and be prepared to take on the institutions of the state -- particularly the police -- which play a major role in letting such horrific crimes go unpunished.
On the other hand some healthcare staff demonstrate a defensive attitude to complaints and do not always see them as a learning opportunity to improve services.
City's no-nonsense defensive attitude was underlined late in the game when Cameron produced a huge clearance that put the ball out of Vicarage Road into the hospital grounds next ball.
We didn't come out with the defensive attitude that we needed to; they got whatever they wanted," Paul Pierce said.
But above all, Lydiate epitomised the steely defensive attitude with a monumental man-of-the-match performance.
According to JP Morgan, investors should have a defensive attitude to the sector in the short term.
Get that right and go out there with an attacking attitude, rather than a defensive attitude and survival," Warne said.