Antonyms for bulwarkˈbʊl wərk, -wɔrk, ˈbʌl-
rampart, bulwark, wall(noun)
an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
a fencelike structure around a deck (usually plural)
breakwater, groin, groyne, mole, bulwark, seawall, jetty(verb)
a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
defend with a bulwark
bulwark(noun)To fortify something with a wall or rampart.
bulwark(noun)To provide protection of defense for something.
bulwark(noun)The planking or plating along the sides of a nautical vessel above her gunwale that reduces the likelihood of seas washing over the gunwales and people being washed overboard.
English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald
A bar is something that is or may be firmly fixed, ordinarily with intent to prevent entrance or egress; as, the bars of a prison cell; the bars of a wood-lot. A barrier obstructs, but is not necessarily impassable. Barrier is used of objects more extensive than those to which bar is ordinarily applied. A mountain range may be a barrier to exploration; but a mass of sand across the entrance to a harbor is called a bar. Discovered falsehood is a bar to confidence. Barricade has become practically a technical name for an improvised street fortification, and, unless in some way modified, is usually so understood. A parapet is a low or breast-high wall, as about the edge of a roof, terrace, etc., especially, in military use, such a wall for the protection of troops; a rampart is the embankment surrounding a fort, on which the parapet is raised; the word rampart is often used as including the parapet. Bulwark is a general word for any defensive wall or rampart; its only technical use at present is in nautical language, where it signifies the raised side of a ship above the upper deck, topped by the rail. Compare BOUNDARY; IMPEDIMENT.
A barrier to progress, against invasion; a barrier between nations.
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