HyperDic: protectiveness

English > 2 senses of the word protectiveness:
NOUNfeelingprotectivenessa feeling of protective affection
attributeprotectivenessthe quality of providing protection
English > protectiveness: 2 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningA feeling of protective affection.
Broaderaffection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, heart, warmness, warmheartedness, philiaA positive feeling of liking
Adjectivesprotectiveshowing care
English > protectiveness: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe quality of providing protection.
Example"statistical evidence for the protectiveness of vaccination"
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Adjectivesprotectiveintended or adapted to afford protection of some kind
protective(usually followed by 'of') solicitously caring or mindful

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