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Definition of "defence reaction" [defence reaction]

  • (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "defence reaction" in a sentence
  • "I am very grateful for Dr. Allen's approval of this way of putting things because perhaps it is a defence reaction on my own part that occasionally I feel it necessary to report things I have seen with my own eyes and really experienced, instead of following my natural tendency to go off into vague philosophizing."