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Synonyms and Antonyms of protection

  1. 1 means or method of defending <this small umbrella is adequate protection in a sudden shower> Synonyms aegis (also egis), ammunition, armor, buckler, cover, guard, defense, safeguard, screen, security, shield, wall, wardRelated Words arm, armament, munitions, weapon, weaponry; fastness, fort, fortress, palisade, strongholdNear Antonyms aggression, assault, attack, offense (or offence), offensive

  2. 2 someone that protects <the bodyguard was her protection from overzealous fans> Synonyms custodian, defender, guard, guardian, guardian angel, protectorRelated Words bodyguard, champion; lookout, sentinel, sentry, warden, warder, watch, watchdog, watchman; conserver, harborer, keeper, preserver, saver

  3. 3 the state of not being exposed to danger <the open boat offered no protection from the weather> Synonyms safety, safeness, securityRelated Words aegis (also egis), cover, defense, guardianship, ward; guard, safeguard, screen, shield; asylum, harbor, haven, refuge, retreat, shelter; impregnability, impregnableness, invincibility, invincibleness, inviolability, inviolableness, invulnerability, invulnerablenessNear Antonyms hazard, risk, threat; instability, precariousness; harm's way; exposure, liability, openness, violability, vulnerability, vulnerableness; susceptibility, susceptiblenessAntonyms danger, distress, endangerment, imperilment, jeopardy, peril, trouble

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