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- adj. capable of causing deflection.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Causing deflection.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Causing deflection or deviation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave)
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Sister Schreck's deflective technique is one my four-year-old uses on a regular basis: Why am I in trouble for hitting my sister?
He is a bitter cocktail of amoral thug and deflective coward ... with a shot of self righteous bully — for that extra bit of burn on the way down to the pit of America's soul.
As well as learning to laugh at myself, it taught me to use humour as a deflective device when challenged, and this made growing up a whole lot easier.
Carrick videoed hundreds of feet of oiled orange deflective boom that was piled on breakwaters, unattended, and birds were perching in the mess.
Raccoon Island, one of the most densely populated islands with birds in the entire state was left with one layer of deflective inner harbor type boom, which was completely useless against the waves and the wind from a storm in early July.
Not pertinent, unless for an oft-used deflective segue into 'Clinton vs Bush', which is O/T.
This U.S. Navy statement, deflective in nature, actually in ironic fashion, provides the answer when it states “the (US) Navy does not believe this was a deliberate incident of Chinese harassment, as it would have been extremely dangerous had the array gotten caught in the submarine's propellers …”.
Maybe because I'm not much of a fan of stand-up comedy--I want to see the inner workings of a person, and comedy seems highly deflective.
This is an obvious preference for all the "good" being confined to one side of the color spectrum, while throwing a deflective sop.
Then I noticed what seemed to be transparent deflective shields of some sort, ranged around at least part of that long proscenium.