hyperdefensive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hyper- +‎ defensive

Adjective[edit]

hyperdefensive (comparative more hyperdefensive, superlative most hyperdefensive)

  1. Extremely defensive.
    • 2001, Zachary Abuza, Renovating Politics in Contemporary Vietnam (page 81)
      But to a hyperdefensive party, the policies that Bach advocated were controversial and potentially dangerous and therefore were rejected outright.
    • 2012, Patricia Waugh, Feminine Fictions RLE (page 107)
      Alternatively, for the male characters there is the systematic, dogmatic 'masculine' detachment and denial of dependency of Mr Ramsay, or the intransigent, hyperdefensive shrillness of the unfortunate Charles Tansley []