Synonyms and Antonyms of abidance
1 the following of a custom, rule, or law <the FDA requires strict abidance by food manufacturers of its definitions for certain terms used on product labels> Synonyms observance, adherence, compliance, conformance, conformity, keeping, obedience, observationRelated Words deference, honor, regard, respect, upholding; accession, acquiescence, submission, surrender; attendance, attention, heed, noticeNear Antonyms brush-off, disregard, ignoring; delinquency, dereliction, forgetting, neglect, overlooking; offense (or offence), sin, wrong; challenge, defiance, flouting, rebellionAntonyms breach, contravention, infraction, infringement, nonobservance, transgression, trespass, violation
2 uninterrupted or lasting existence <the reassuring abidance of their friendship through times both good and bad> Synonyms continuation, ceaselessness, continuance, continuity, continuousness, durability, duration, endurance, persistence, subsistenceRelated Words drawing out, elongation, extension, lengthening, prolongation, prolonging, stretching; enduringness, permanence; survivalNear Antonyms abridgment (or abridgement), curtailment, cutback, shorteningAntonyms cessation, close, discontinuance, discontinuity, end, ending, expiration, finish, stoppage, surcease, termination
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