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1. defense

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
  • defence
  • 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
  • forbid
  • disallow

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Rhymes with Defense

  • misrepresents
  • commonsense
  • suspense
  • pretense
  • expense
  • dispense
  • condense
  • intense
  • incense
  • defence
  • commence
  • whence
  • spens
  • spence
  • offense
  • immense
  • ferenc
  • thence
  • tense
  • sense
  • pense
  • pence
  • hense
  • hence
  • fence
  • dense
  • cents
  • bence

Sentences with defense


1. Noun, singular or mass
A positive spin is the best defense against a bad reference.

Quotes about defense


1. There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
- Thomas W. Higginson

2. Humor is just another defense against the universe.
- Mel Brooks

3. The hardest people to reach with the love of God are not the bad people. They know they are bad. They have no defense. The hardest ones to win for God are the self-righteous people.
- Charles L. Allen

2. self-defense

noun. ['ˌsɛlfdɪˈfɛns'] the act of defending yourself.

Synonyms

  • martial art
  • protection
  • self-defence

Antonyms

  • insecurity

Etymology

  • defense (English)
  • self- (English)

3. defense

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] protection from harm.

Synonyms

  • defence

Antonyms

  • stabilization
  • dormant

4. defense

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

Synonyms

  • defence
  • team
  • defending team

Antonyms

  • offense
  • fast
  • movableness
  • looseness

5. defense

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • normality
  • affirmative
  • evolution
  • increment

6. defense

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires.

Synonyms

  • rationalization
  • regression
  • rationalisation
  • unconscious process
  • compensation
  • repression
  • denial
  • process
  • defence
  • intellectualization
  • projection
  • conversion
  • defense mechanism
  • defense reaction
  • psychoanalytic process
  • idealization
  • idealisation
  • intellectualisation
  • defence mechanism
  • reaction formation
  • defence reaction
  • isolation

Antonyms

  • disassembly
  • misconstruction
  • blame
  • flora

7. Defense

noun. the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947.

Synonyms

  • Casualty Care Research Center
  • NGA
  • National Security Agency
  • USN
  • CCRC
  • Department of Defense Laboratory System
  • NSA
  • DTIC
  • United States Department of Defense
  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • DoD
  • DARPA
  • DISA
  • US Army
  • Department of Defense
  • DIA
  • United States Army
  • Defense Information Systems Agency
  • National Reconnaissance Office
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • United States Navy
  • US Air Force
  • U. S. Air Force
  • Army
  • executive department
  • LABLINK
  • United States Air Force
  • BMDO
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Air Force
  • NRO
  • USAF
  • US Navy
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Defense Technical Information Center
  • Defense Department
  • Navy
  • USA
  • U. S. Army

8. defense

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • engagement
  • participation
  • natural object
  • slow

9. defense

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

Synonyms

  • confutation
  • defence
  • rebuttal
  • refutation

Antonyms

  • irreversible process
  • reversible process
  • decrease
  • increase

10. defense

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • lie
  • sit
  • sit down
  • lie down
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