Thesaurus

about–face

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of about–face

  1. a changing from one policy or point of view to virtually its exact opposite the candidate's frequent about-faces on issues disturbs many voters Synonyms about-turn [British], flip-flop, reversal, turnabout, turnaround, U-turn, volte-face Related Words bait 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) Phrases change of heart


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!