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Definition of protectiveness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

protectiveness

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//prəˈtektɪvnəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈtektɪvnəs//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the quality of wishing to provide protection for somebody/something the tender protectiveness her parents felt for her