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1. defence

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring.

Synonyms

  • defense
  • team
  • defending team

Antonyms

  • offense
  • slow
  • fast
  • movableness

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Words that Rhyme with Defence

  • misrepresents
  • nondefense
  • commonsense
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  • pretense
  • expense
  • dispense
  • condense
  • intense
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  • commence
  • whence
  • spens
  • spence
  • offense
  • immense
  • ferenc
  • thence
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  • sense
  • pense
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  • hense
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  • cents
  • bence

How do you pronounce defence?

Pronounce defence as dɪˈfɛns.

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Example sentences of the word defence


1. Noun, singular or mass
Do not appear in court without a valid defence for why you broke the terms of your lease.

Quotes containing the word defence


1. Above all, do not attempt to use science (I mean, the real sciences) as a defence against Christianity. They will positively encourage him to think about realities he can’t touch and see.
- C.S. Lewis, Screwtape Letters

2. Courage will now be your best defence against the storm that is at hand-—that and such hope as I bring.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

2. defence

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] protection from harm.

Synonyms

  • defense

Antonyms

  • stabilization
  • dormant

3. defence

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies.

Synonyms

  • chemical defense
  • BW defense
  • biological defense
  • deliberate defence
  • air defense
  • hasty defence
  • biodefense
  • defense
  • biological warfare defense
  • biodefence
  • chemical defence
  • deliberate defense
  • stand
  • umbrella
  • hasty defense
  • defensive measure
  • BW defence
  • biological warfare defence
  • biological defence
  • military action
  • mining
  • minelaying

Antonyms

  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • defense
  • forbid

4. defence

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] the defendant and his legal advisors collectively.

Synonyms

  • accumulation
  • defense team
  • assemblage
  • defense
  • defense lawyers
  • collection

Antonyms

  • involvement
  • engagement
  • participation
  • natural object

5. defence

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury.

Synonyms

  • defense

Antonyms

  • sink
  • source

6. defence

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack.

Synonyms

  • organisation
  • bastion
  • defense
  • defence force
  • organization

Antonyms

  • decrement
  • devolution
  • ride
  • union

7. defence

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him.

Synonyms

  • denial
  • trial
  • due process
  • defense
  • due process of law
  • entrapment

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • lie
  • sit
  • sit down

8. defence

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] a structure used to defend against attack.

Synonyms

  • cheval-de-frise
  • fort
  • line of defence
  • chevaux-de-frise
  • fortification
  • fastness
  • munition
  • stronghold
  • defense
  • defensive structure
  • construction
  • outwork
  • line of defense
  • fortress

Antonyms

  • yield
  • surrender
  • change
  • fauna

9. defence

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] the justification for some act or belief.

Synonyms

  • apologia
  • apology
  • self-justification
  • exculpation
  • justification
  • alibi
  • defense
  • excuse

Antonyms

  • noncomprehensive
  • normality
  • affirmative
  • evolution

10. defence

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions.

Synonyms

  • confutation
  • defense
  • rebuttal
  • refutation

Antonyms

  • increment
  • irreversible process
  • reversible process
  • decrease
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