Synonyms and Antonyms of protective
intended to resist or prevent attack or aggression the cat drew back its ears and sank into a protective posture as the dog approached it Synonyms defensive, self-protectiveRelated Words deterrent, preventive; safe, secureNear Antonyms aggressive, bellicose, belligerent, combative, contentious, in-your-face, militant, pugnacious, quarrelsome, scrappy, truculent, warlikeAntonyms offensive
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