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defame to damage or destroy the reputation of (a person, group, or institution) by making unfavorable and unjust statements. [2 definitions]
default failure to take positive action; neglect. [14 definitions]
defeat to win a victory over; beat in a game, battle, or the like. [4 definitions]
defeatable combined form of defeat.
defeated feeling or accepting that one has lost or failed. [2 definitions]
defeatism the tendency to expect defeat or accept defeat with resignation.
defeatist one who regards losing or failing as inevitable or accepts it with resignation. [2 definitions]
defecate to expel feces from the bowels. [2 definitions]
defect a flaw, error, or other imperfection. [3 definitions]
defection the act of deserting or renouncing loyalty to something to which one is supposed to be loyal, such as one's country, duty, religion, or party. [2 definitions]
defective having a flaw, error, or other imperfection. [2 definitions]
defence a spelling of "defense" used in Canada and Britain. See "defense" for more information.
defend to protect from harm, seizure, or intrusion; guard. [4 definitions]
defendable combined form of defend.
defendant one who is accused or sued in a court of law. (Cf. plaintiff.) [2 definitions]
defender someone who believes in and supports a person, plan, idea, or the like. [4 definitions]
defenestration the act of throwing someone or something out of a window. [2 definitions]
defense the act of defending. [7 definitions]
defenseless combined form of defense.
defenseman in the sports of hockey or lacrosse, a player or a team member who is assigned a position close to the goal in order to prevent the other team from scoring.
defense mechanism in psychology, an unconscious process that submerges or opposes ideas or actions that would be painful or inappropriate. [2 definitions]