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- 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 […]