To be protective is to have a strong desire to keep someone safe. Sometimes people use the word to describe the feeling of being jealous or protective of someone.

  • He was very protective of her, even going so far as to attack the other man.

  • She was very protective of her home, always locking the doors and windows.

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Example Sentences for protectiveness

  • 1

    The Germans took care to protect the secrecy of their undercover activities.

  • 2

    Is this the intention of the protection

  • 3

    That is the reason of the protection.

  • 4

    They are there to protect the unwary.

  • 5

    It is protecting the health of the sleeper.

  • 6

    It protects the purity of the teaching.

  • 7

    Parents protect their children.

  • 8

    She is protected by the faun.

  • 9

    That is the cause of the protection of the site

  • 10

    The area is environmentally protected.