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synonyms for defense mechanism

  • conversion
  • defense
  • defense reaction
  • repression
  • sublimation
  • suppression
  • symbolization
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How to use defense mechanism in a sentence

The wheezy, crazy mechanism of the car went to bits in unexpected places.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
And all the while she fought him, she punctuated her blows with words, some abusing him, others in defense of her father.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
In the same way the technical form and mechanism of production were presumed to respond to an automatic stimulus.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
That, in the light of present conditions, is the most important thing for the necessary maintenance and defense of these islands.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Everything was placed in the best state of defense that time allowed, so that any attack of the enemy could be repulsed.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
The attempt at social change threatens a social revolution in which the whole elaborate mechanism would burst into fragments.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
I sent an order and what was necessary for the fortification at Oton, and had that port put in a state of defense.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Les rivieres de Seine & d'Aulbe rendent le lieu de cette Baronnie autant agreable, que fort & avantageux la defense.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
The Seine and Aulbe rivers render the situation of this domain as beautiful as it is strong and eligible for defense.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
The marvelous improvements in mechanism and tone production and control in 1886 to 1913 by Robt.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DEFENSE MECHANISM

  • avoidance reaction
  • bunker atmosphere
  • bunker mentality
  • defense mechanism
  • defenses
  • ego defenses
  • negative taxis
  • negative tropism
  • psychological defenses
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