Meaning of DEFENSE in English



means or method of defending

the skunk's powerful defense against attackers

Synonyms: aegis, armament, armor, guard, protection, safeguard, security, shield, ward

Related Word: arms, munitions, weaponry, weapons; fastness, fort, fortress, stronghold

Contrasted words: aggression, offense, offensive

Antonyms: attack


Synonyms: apology 1, apologetic, apologia, justification

Related Word: answer, rejoinder, reply, response, retort, return; exculpation, excuse, explanation, rationalization

Contrasted words: censure, condemnation, criticism, decrial, reprehension, reprobation, reproof; assault, attack, onset, onslaught

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