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protective

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of protective

  1. 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 of protective defensive, self-protectiveWords Related to protective deterrent, preventive; safe, secureNear Antonyms of protective aggressive, bellicose, belligerent, combative, contentious, in-your-face, militant, pugnacious, quarrelsome, scrappy, truculent, warlikeAntonyms of protective offensive


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