Antonyms of adj defenceless

2 senses of defenceless

Sense 1
defenseless, defenceless -- (lacking protection or support; "a defenseless child")

INDIRECT (VIA vulnerable) -> invulnerable -- (immune to attack; impregnable; "gunners raked the beach from invulnerable positions on the cliffs")

Sense 2
defenseless, defenceless -- (lacking weapons for self-defense)

INDIRECT (VIA unarmed) -> armed -- ((used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms; "armed robbery")

Similarity of adj defenceless

2 senses of defenceless

Sense 1
defenseless, defenceless -- (lacking protection or support; "a defenseless child")
       => vulnerable (vs. invulnerable) -- (susceptible to attack; "a vulnerable bridge")

Sense 2
defenseless, defenceless -- (lacking weapons for self-defense)
       => unarmed (vs. armed) -- ((used of persons or the military) not having or using arms; "went alone and unarmed"; "unarmed peasants were shot down"; "unarmed vehicles")

Synonyms of adv defenceless

1 sense of defenceless

Sense 1
defenseless, defenceless, defenselessly, defencelessly -- (without defense; "the child was standing in the middle of the crossfire, defenselessly")

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