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reversal

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  1. 1 a change in status for the worse usually temporarily the company's long-term strategy is sound, and they should be able to weather this latest reversal Synonyms knock, lapse, reverse, setbackRelated Words disappointment, frustration, letdown; comedown, decline, descent, down, downfall, fall; turnabout, turnaround; recession, regression, retrogression, reversion; relapse; breakdown, collapse, crash, meltdown, ruin, undoingNear Antonyms status quo

  2. 2 a changing from one policy or point of view to virtually its exact opposite parents need to be consistent in their discipline policy, as reversals will only undermine the whole process Synonyms about-turn [British], flip-flop, about-face, turnabout, turnaround, U-turn, volte-faceRelated 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)


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