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Synonyms for protective
prəˈtɛk tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. protective(adj)

    intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind

    "a protective covering"; "the use of protective masks and equipment"; "protective coatings"; "kept the drunken sailor in protective custody"; "animals with protective coloring"; "protective tariffs"

    Synonyms:
    protective(p)

    Antonyms:
    careless, tough, unprotective

  2. protective(adj)

    showing care

    "a protective mother"

    Synonyms:
    protective(p)

    Antonyms:
    careless, tough, unprotective

  3. protective(p)(adj)

    (usually followed by `of') solicitously caring or mindful

    "protective of his reputation"

    Antonyms:
    careless, tough, unprotective

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. protective(a.)

    Synonyms:
    defensive

How to pronounce protective?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

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How to use protective in a sentence?

  1. Meghan Markle:

    As much as I love and respect Meg, she’s got security and a publicist and can be protected from all that, she and Harry can tell the media to stop. The rest of the family doesn’t have that luxury. I love her, [but] she may not want me saying anything. I refuse to be a victim of the media. I’m not going to let them disparage me, embarrass me personally and professionally and not defend myself…. I can only hope she would respect and understand that… In fact, if I were Meg, I would probably put something out there so that there was some sort of protective mechanism in place where the family couldn’t be tortured as much.

  2. Shirley Ezel:

    My uncle was very protective of me growing up because I was the only girl in a whole group of boys.

  3. Christiana Figueres:

    The bottom line (is that) this is an agreement and a path that is protective of growth and development rather than threatening to growth and development.

  4. Louise Sattler:

    I am a little concerned that there is more to this story than the public knows, so now I need to ask if Child Protective Services are aware Child Protective Services are under a microscope, did Child Protective Services set the kids out to play sans supervision to make some kind of point.

  5. Christine Kihembo:

    This disease is totally preventable with protective shoes and foot hygiene.


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