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avowal

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of avowal

  1. 1 a solemn and often public declaration of the truth or existence of something with jingoism rampant, the peace candidate felt compelled to make an avowal of his patriotism Synonyms affirmation, assertion, asseveration, avouchment, protestation, claim, declaration, insistence, professionRelated Words allegation; announcement, proclamation, pronouncement; argument, justification, rationalization, reason; confirmation, reaffirmation, reconfirmation, vindicationNear Antonyms disclaimer; challenge, dispute, question; confutation, disproof, rebuttal, refutation; contradiction, denial, negationAntonyms disavowal

  2. 2 an open declaration of something (as a fault or the commission of an offense) about oneself her own avowal that she was to blame for the accident Synonyms acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), admission, confession, concession, self-confessionRelated Words self-accusation, self-betrayal, self-revelation; self-incrimination, self-recrimination, self-reproach; affirmation, assertion, avouchment, claim, confirmation, declaration, insistence, profession; allowance; apology, hand-wringing; betrayal, disclosure, divulgence, giveaway, revelation; announcement, declaration, proclamation, pronouncement; blame, fault, responsibility; contriteness, contrition, penitence, regret, remorse, remorsefulness, repentance, rueNear Antonyms denial, disallowance, disclaimer, recantation, rejection, renouncement, repudiationAntonyms disavowal, nonadmission


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