protectiveness


protectiveness
The quality of being protective

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  • Protectiveness — Pro*tect ive*ness, n. The quality or state of being protective. W. Pater. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • protectiveness — protective ► ADJECTIVE ▪ serving, intended, or wishing to protect. ► NOUN Brit. 1) a thing that protects. 2) dated a condom. DERIVATIVES protectively adverb protectiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • protectiveness — noun 1. a feeling of protective affection • Derivationally related forms: ↑protective • Hypernyms: ↑affection, ↑affectionateness, ↑fondness, ↑tenderness, ↑heart, ↑warmness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • protectiveness — noun see protect …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • protectiveness — See protectively. * * * …   Universalium

  • protectiveness — prÉ™ tektɪvnɪs n. quality of offering protection, defensiveness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • protectiveness — pro·tec·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • protectiveness — See: protective …   English dictionary

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