Synonyms and Antonyms of security
1 means or method of defending <measures taken to beef up our national security> Synonyms aegis (also egis), ammunition, armor, buckler, cover, guard, protection, safeguard, screen, defense, shield, wall, wardRelated Words arm, armament, munitions, weapon, weaponry; fastness, fort, fortress, palisade, strongholdNear Antonyms aggression, assault, attack, offense (or offence), offensive
2 something given or held to assure that the giver will keep a promise <their house will serve as security for the loan> Synonyms gage, guarantee, guaranty, pawn, pledgeRelated Words bail, bond; deposit, down payment, earnest, handsel; surety, warranty; assurance, oath, promise, troth, word; commitment, compact, contract, covenant; recognizance
3 the state of not being exposed to danger <after the burglaries, police presence in the neighborhood was enhanced to give residents a stronger sense of security> Synonyms protection, safeness, safetyRelated 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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