Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

response

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of response

  1. 1 action or behavior that is done in return to other action or behavior <my response to my first boxing defeat was to train even harder> Synonyms answer, reply, reaction, takeRelated Words backlash, kickback; rebound; recoil, reflex; revulsion, rise; counterreaction, counterresponseNear Antonyms action, behavior; cause, effect

  2. 2 something spoken or written in reaction especially to a question <the real estate office's unhelpful response to my question about what houses in the area are renting for> Synonyms comeback, rejoinder, replication, reply, answer, retort, returnRelated Words back talk, banter, persiflage, repartee; acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), comment, communication, correspondence, feedback, non sequitur, observation, reaction, remark; defense, explanation, justification, plea, rebuttal, refutationNear Antonyms challenge, charge, cross-examination, grilling, interrogation, interrogatory, quiz; poll, questionnaire, surveyAntonyms inquiry, query, question





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up response? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

tending to dismiss important matters

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

disapprove reduce perplex soothe
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ