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Synonyms for bulwark
ˈbʊl wərk, -wɔrk, ˈbʌl-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rampart, bulwark, wall(noun)

    an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes

    "they stormed the ramparts of the city"; "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"

    Synonyms:
    breakwater, wall, mole, paries, groyne, rampart, groin, jetty, seawall

  2. bulwark(noun)

    a fencelike structure around a deck (usually plural)

    Synonyms:
    breakwater, wall, mole, groyne, rampart, groin, jetty, seawall

  3. breakwater, groin, groyne, mole, bulwark, seawall, jetty(verb)

    a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away

    Synonyms:
    breakwater, mol, groin, wall, counterspy, gram molecule, mole, groyne, rampart, inguen, jetty, seawall

  4. bulwark(verb)

    defend with a bulwark

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bulwark

    A bar is something that is or may be firmly fixed, ordinarily with intent to prevent entrance or egress; as, the bars of a prison cell; the bars of a wood-lot. A barrier obstructs, but is not necessarily impassable. Barrier is used of objects more extensive than those to which bar is ordinarily applied. A mountain range may be a barrier to exploration; but a mass of sand across the entrance to a harbor is called a bar. Discovered falsehood is a bar to confidence. Barricade has become practically a technical name for an improvised street fortification, and, unless in some way modified, is usually so understood. A parapet is a low or breast-high wall, as about the edge of a roof, terrace, etc., especially, in military use, such a wall for the protection of troops; a rampart is the embankment surrounding a fort, on which the parapet is raised; the word rampart is often used as including the parapet. Bulwark is a general word for any defensive wall or rampart; its only technical use at present is in nautical language, where it signifies the raised side of a ship above the upper deck, topped by the rail. Compare BOUNDARY; IMPEDIMENT.

    Synonyms:
    bar, barricade, barrier, breastwork, hindrance, obstacle, obstruction, parapet, prohibition, rampart, restraint, restriction

    Antonyms:
    admittance, entrance, opening, passage, road, thoroughfare, transit, way

    Preposition:
    A barrier to progress, against invasion; a barrier between nations.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bulwark

    Synonyms:
    rampart, fortress, fortification, palladium, citadel, intrenchment, stronghold, parapet, bastion

    Antonyms:
    storming, siege, investment, bombardment, cannonade, boarding

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bulwark(n.)

    Synonyms:
    rampart, redoubt, fortification

  2. bulwark(n.)

    Synonyms:
    security, safeguard, palladium

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bulwark(n)

    Synonyms:
    rampart, fortification, defense, palladium, shield

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bulwark":

    bastion, stronghold, rampart, citadel, railing, fortress

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How to use bulwark in a sentence?

  1. Cherian George:

    Lee was an unshakeable bulwark against majoritarian tendencies that could have easily overwhelmed Singapore, lee went to the extent of amending the republic's Constitution to stop any party from sweeping into power without minority support.

  2. Emma Goldman:

    The strongest bulwark of authority is uniformity the least divergence from it is the greatest crime.

  3. Kim Hong-kyun:

    Bolton may not be loved by everyone but surely was a bulwark against a half-baked nuclear deal with North Korea, knowing very well about its negotiating tactics, now that he's gone, just at a time when the two countries are talking about restarting working-level talks, North Korea would try to make various attempts and use tricks to turn things to their advantage, seeing this as a chance to score points without defense from the other side.

  4. Stephen Baker:

    Those people who say they have no voice, the union is the bulwark.

  5. Franklin Delano Roosevelt:

    The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment.


Translations for bulwark

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  • حصنArabic
  • фалшборд, бастион, вълнолом, опора, редут, защитаBulgarian
  • val, hrazení, vlnolam, záštitaCzech
  • bolværkDanish
  • Bollwerk, Mole, WellenbrecherGerman
  • remparoEsperanto
  • baluarte, amuradaSpanish
  • سنگر, باروPersian
  • suojaus, suojavalli, lisälaita, suojamuuri, aallonmurtajaFinnish
  • jetée, rempart, bastingage, brise-lamesFrench
  • doirlinn-fasgaidh, mùr, bàbhanScottish Gaelic
  • बांधHindi
  • bástya, védelem, hullámtörőHungarian
  • պատվար, հողապատնեշ, պաշտպանություն, ծովապատնեշ, բաստիոնArmenian
  • remparoIdo
  • bolvirki, bolverkIcelandic
  • impavesata, baluardoItalian
  • 防波堤Japanese
  • ជញ្ជាំងការពារឆ្នេរសមុទ្រ, ការការពារ, កំពែងKhmer
  • ಬುರುಜುKannada
  • سه‌نگه‌رKurdish
  • papatū, pākaiMāori
  • насипMacedonian
  • schans, verschansing, bolwerk, golfbrekerDutch
  • bolverkNorwegian
  • falochronPolish
  • baluarte, quebra-mar, amuradaPortuguese
  • защита, насыпь, волнолом, вал, оплот, бастион, редут, опора, фальшборт, волнорез, молRussian
  • lukobran, razma, grudobran, branik, bastionSerbo-Croatian
  • branikSlovene
  • bålverkSwedish
  • хвилерізUkrainian

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