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synonyms for selfdefense

  • conservation
  • insurance
  • preservation
  • safeguard
  • safety
  • security
  • shelter
  • stability
  • aegis
  • armament
  • armor
  • assurance
  • barrier
  • buffer
  • bulwark
  • camouflage
  • certainty
  • charge
  • cover
  • custody
  • defense
  • fix
  • guard
  • invulnerability
  • reassurance
  • refuge
  • safekeeping
  • salvation
  • screen
  • self-defense
  • shield
  • strength
  • surety
  • tutelage
  • umbrella
  • ward
  • guarding
  • protecting
  • wardship

antonyms for selfdefense

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  • danger
  • destruction
  • insecurity
  • doubt
  • uncertainty
  • attack
  • harm
  • hurt
  • injury
  • threat
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How to use selfdefense in a sentence

In selfdefense all strangers were instantly put to death and in retaliation the invading throngs spared no native.
GREENER THAN YOU THINKWARD MOORE
It has been necessary to turn machineguns on the immigrant boats—purely in selfdefense.
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In selfdefense the South American states doubled their contributions.
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