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self-critical
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self-defence definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the act of defending yourself [syn: self-defense, self- defence, self-protection]

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 an aggressive act, speech, etc., intended as defence (had to hit him in self-defence). 2 (usu. the noble art of self-defence) boxing. Derivatives: self-defensive adj.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Self-defence Self`-de*fence", n. See Self-defense.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Note: in AM, use 'self-defense' 1. Self-defence is the use of force to protect yourself against someone who is attacking you. Richards claimed he acted in self-defence after Pagett opened fire on him during a siege. ...courses in karate or some other means of self-defence. N-UNCOUNT: usu with supp, oft in/of N 2. Self-defence is the action of protecting yourself against something bad. Jokes can be a form of self-defence.



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