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Synonyms and Antonyms of avoidance

  1. 1 the act or a means of getting or keeping away from something undesirable <her congenital avoidance of conflict makes talking about problems with her difficult> Synonyms escape, cop-out, dodging, ducking, eluding, elusion, eschewal, eschewing, evasion, out, shaking, shunningRelated Words bypassing, circumvention, runaround, sidestepping, skirting; averting, deflection, obviation, precluding, preventionNear Antonyms abidance, endurance, submission, toleration

  2. 2 the doing away with something by formal action <plans to petition the court for an avoidance of the prenuptial agreement> Synonyms abatement, abolishment, abrogation, annulment, abolition, cancellation (also cancelation), defeasance, dissolution, invalidation, negation, nullification, quashing, repeal, rescindment, voidingRelated Words abortion, calling off, recall; countermand, override, overruling, overturn, veto; retraction, reversal, revocation, suspension, withdrawal; banning, enjoining, forbiddance, outlawing, prohibition; disallowance, dismissal, rejection; elimination, eradication, erasure, liquidation, removalNear Antonyms enactment, legislation; establishment, founding, institution; formalization, legalization, legitimation, legitimization, validation; passing, ratification; approval, authorization, clearance, endorsement (also indorsement), permission, sanctioning; commandment, decreeing, mandating, ordering, prescription

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