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English noun: defensiveness

1. defensiveness (attribute) excessive sensitivity to criticism

SamplesHis defensiveness was manifested in hurt silence.
The fear of being sued for malpractice has magnified physicians' defensiveness.

Broader (hypernym)sensitiveness, sensitivity

Narrower (hyponym)bunker mentality

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