volte-face was our Word of the Day on 03/05/2011. Hear the podcast!
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Synonymsabout-turn [British], flip-flop, reversal, turnabout, turnaround, U-turn, volte-face
Related Wordsbait and switch, switcheroo; denial, disaffirmance, disavowal, disownment, recantation, renunciation, repudiation, retraction; reconsideration, retreat, second thought; hesitation, indecision, irresolution, shilly-shallying, vacillation, wavering, wobbling (also wabbling)
VOLTE-FACE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of volte-face for English Language Learners
: a complete change of attitude or opinion
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