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synonyms for de fending

  • alert
  • averting
  • cautious
  • checking
  • defending
  • expectant
  • guarding
  • preservative
  • preventive
  • protecting
  • safeguarding
  • vigilant
  • warding off
  • watchful
  • withstanding
  • anti
  • antithetical
  • averse
  • disputed
  • hostile
  • inimical
  • opposing
  • battling
  • clashing
  • combating
  • conflicting
  • confronting
  • controverting
  • counter
  • crossing
  • defending
  • denying
  • disagreeing
  • disputing
  • exposing
  • facing
  • gainsaying
  • objecting
  • protesting
  • repelling
  • rival
  • warring
  • against
  • allergic
  • antipathetic
  • antonymous
  • at cross-purposes
  • at odds
  • contrary
  • defensive
  • dissentient
  • enemy
  • incompatible
  • in opposition
  • irreconcilable
  • obstructive
  • opposite
  • restrictive
  • up against
  • garrison
  • vigilance
  • defending
  • escorting
  • lookout
  • policing
  • protecting
  • protection
  • rounds
  • safeguarding
  • scouting
  • sentinel
  • spy
  • watch
  • watching
  • patroler
  • watchperson
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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