Nouns (42)

defence, defense
n. the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury; "a good boxer needs a good defense"; "defense against hurricanes is an urgent problem"
defensive measure, defence, defense
n. (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies; "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program"
demurrer, denial, defence, defense
n. a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense"
defensive structure, defence, defense
n. a structure used to defend against attack; "the artillery battered down the defenses"
vindication, defence, defense
n. the justification for some act or belief; "he offered a persuasive defense of the theory"
defence, defense, refutation
n. the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions; "his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive"; "in defense he said the other man started it"
defence force, defense force, defence, defense
n. an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack; "he joined the defense against invasion"
defense lawyers, defense team, defence, defense
n. the defendant and his legal advisors collectively; "the defense called for a mistrial"
defending team, defence, defense
n. (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring; "his teams are always good on defense"
DoD, Defense, United States Department of Defense, Defense Department, Department of Defense
n. the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947
defence reaction, defence mechanism, defense reaction, defense mechanism, defence, defense
n. (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
defence, defense
n. a defensive move in sport or game

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Fuzzynyms (29)

n. a vote that blocks a decision
annulment, repeal, abrogation
n. the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation
n. a position on a basketball team
n. (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage; "guards must be good blockers"
systematisation, rationalisation, rationalization, systematization
n. systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale
deprivation, privation
n. act of depriving someone of food or money or rights; "nutritional privation"; "deprivation of civil rights"
protagonism, advocacy
n. active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something
armour, armor
n. protective covering made of metal and used in combat
n. weaponry used by military or naval force
n. a stronghold
safety device, safety, guard
n. a device designed to prevent injury or accidents
n. information that confirms or verifies
disaffirmation, denial
n. the act of asserting that something alleged is not true
n. the speech act of negating
n. the speech act of contradicting someone; "he spoke as if he thought his claims were immune to contradiction"
n. the speech act of rejecting
n. refusal to acknowledge or pay a debt or honor a contract (especially by public authorities); "the repudiation of the debt by the city"
n. refusal to approve or assent to

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n. a forceful forward rush or flow; "from the bow she stared at the mesmerising onrush of the sea where it split and foamed"; "the explosion interrupted the wild onrush of her thoughts"
criminal prosecution, prosecution
n. the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
n. the lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant
offence, offense
n. the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score
offence, offense
n. the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score


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