What is the opposite of protective?

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Opposite of intended to protect someone or something
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Opposite of characteristic of fathers, paternal
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Opposite of used or intended to defend or protect
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Opposite of carried out as a precaution
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Opposite of having the characteristics or qualities of a mother
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Opposite of serving to alleviate a person's feelings of grief or distress
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Opposite of an agent that acts to preserve
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Opposite of shielded and protected from harm, damage or danger
“Grumbling, Jocelyn quickly slipped through the window into an empty water closet, keeping her back exposed as little as possible.”
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Opposite of isolationist or nationalist
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Opposite of providing encouragement or emotional help
“Her work with visual art and poetry has been done in a constricting and unsupportive vacuum.”
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Opposite of honourable, especially to women
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Opposite of fiercely protective of one's rights or possessions
“It's inadvisable to take such a cavalier attitude toward your rights as an employee.”
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Opposite of avoiding potential danger, mishap, or harm
“Perhaps, if you weren't so incautious, you would have avoided serious injury.”
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