bulwark

Exam frequency

GRE

medium

Banks

medium

Civil Services

medium

Meaning(s)

protection against something

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bulwark - defence

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A ‘bulwark’ in a literal sense is a solid wall-like structure built for protection or defence. It is more commonly used in a figurative sense to refer to something that offers strong fortification or support against something dangerous or unpleasant. Often encountered in relation to politics or legal matters.

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Synonyms parapet,palisade,bastion
Antonyms deficiency,imperil,infirmity

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  1. The newly passed legislation provides citizens with a necessary bulwark against online data theft.

  2. This country’s ingrained democratic principles stand as a bulwark against the potential rise of an authoritarian or totalitarian regime.

  3. We established our base on high ground as the terrain provided a natural bulwark against enemy attacks.

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