Synonyms and Antonyms of defense
1 means or method of defending thorns are a rose's defense against grazing animals Synonyms of defense aegis (also egis), ammunition, armor, buckler, cover, guard, protection, safeguard, screen, security, shield, wall, ward Words Related to defense arm, armament, munitions, weapon, weaponry; fastness, fort, fortress, palisade, stronghold Near Antonyms of defense aggression, assault, attack, offense (or offence), offensive
2 an explanation that frees one from fault or blame there's absolutely no defense for your actions Synonyms of defense alibi, apology, excuse, justification, plea, reasonWords Related to defense color, guise, pretense (or pretence), pretext, rationale, rationalization, vindication, whitewash; cop-out, out; acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), atonement, confession; extenuation, palliation
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