|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|1.||intended, suitable, or done for defence, as opposed to offence|
|2.||rejecting criticisms of oneself or covering up one's failings|
|3.||a position of defence|
|4.||on the defensive in an attitude or position of defence, as in being ready to reject criticism|
see on the defensive.