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defense mechanism

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  • nounprotective activity
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Synonyms for defense mechanism

noun protective activity
  • conversion
  • defense
  • defense reaction
  • repression
  • sublimation
  • suppression
  • symbolization

More words related to defense mechanism

escape mechanism

noun. strategy to avoid unpleasant realities
  • avoidance reaction
  • bunker atmosphere
  • bunker mentality
  • defense mechanism
  • defenses
  • ego defenses
  • negative taxis
  • negative tropism
  • psychological defenses
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