Synonyms for defenselessness
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : dih-fens or especially for 7, 9, dee-fens|
|Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈfɛns or especially for 7, 9, ˈdi fɛns|
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Définition of defenselessnessOrigin :
- c.1300, "forbidding, prohibition," also "action of guarding or protecting," from Old French defense, from Latin defensus, past participle of defendere "ward off, protect" (see defend). But it also arrived (without the final -e) from Old French defens, from Latin defensum "thing protected or forbidden," neuter past participle of defendere.
- Defens was assimilated into defense, but not before it inspired the alternative spelling defence, via the same tendency that produced hence (hennis), pence (penies), dunce (Duns). First used 1935 as a euphemism for "national military resources." Defense mechanism in psychology is from 1913.
- As in exposure : noun uncovering; putting in view or danger
- We've got to be wolves and prey upon the poor lamb in her moment of defenselessness.
- Extract from : « Elsie Marley, Honey » by Joslyn Gray
- I love you enough to respect your defenselessness, but I can not let you go to be, perhaps, another's.
- Extract from : « The Gay Adventure » by Richard Bird
- Then he's in a pickle to free his weapon again before one of the messy-looking devils takes advantage of his defenselessness.
- Extract from : « Men in War » by Andreas Latzko
- The cynic of a moment ago had dropped suddenly into a sleep of more than childish weakness and defenselessness.
- Extract from : « Robert Elsmere » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
- And men, as they grow gross and impudent, abuse and offend their defenselessness.
- Extract from : « Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits; » by Clark S. Beardslee
Antonyms for defenselessness
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