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cop–out

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of cop–out

  1. the act or a means of getting or keeping away from something undesirable <I think that saying you're sick is just a cop-out to get out of going to work> Synonyms avoidance, 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




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