Synonyms of protective in English:

protective

adjective

  • 1 firefighters wear special protective clothing
    preservative, protecting, safeguarding, shielding, defensive, safety, precautionary, preventive, preventative, covering;
  • 2 he felt protective towards the girl
    solicitous, caring, mindful, careful, wary, watchful, vigilant, warm, paternal/maternal, fatherly/motherly, gallant, chivalrous;
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    Word of the day retroflex
    Pronunciation: ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)flɛks
    adjective
    turned backwards