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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quality of providing safety or shelter; A feeling of sheltering affection.

Usage examples (38)
  • Statistical evidence for the protectiveness of vaccination
  • The punditocracy's "protectiveness" toward Obama is patronizing and insulting.
  • The İstanbul Bar Association is better known for its "protectiveness" toward suspected coup instigators within the armed forces.
  • He had loved his mother with a fierce protectiveness. for more
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