Synonyms of protective in English:



  • 1 firefighters wear special protective clothing
    preservative, protecting, safeguarding, shielding, defensive, safety, precautionary, preventive, preventative, covering; waterproof, fireproof, heatproof, insulating; shatterproof, toughened, armoured
  • 2 he felt protective towards the girl
    solicitous, caring, mindful, careful, wary, watchful, vigilant, warm, paternal/maternal, fatherly/motherly, gallant, chivalrous; overprotective, possessive, jealous, clinging
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    Word of the day hypnopompic
    Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
    relating to the state immediately preceding waking up