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1. retraction

noun. ['riːˈtrækʃən'] a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion.

Synonyms

  • withdrawal
  • backdown
  • abjuration
  • climb-down
  • disclaimer
  • recantation

Antonyms

  • nonmoving
  • immobility
  • immotility
  • descend

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Words that Rhyme with Retraction

  • dissatisfaction
  • satisfaction
  • liquefaction
  • transaction
  • subtraction
  • extraction
  • distraction
  • contraction
  • abstraction
  • infraction
  • diffraction
  • classaction
  • telaction
  • interaction
  • exaction
  • attraction
  • reaction
  • inaction
  • fraction
  • faction

Example sentences of the word retraction


1. Noun, singular or mass
If you have to make a formal retraction, plan it carefully.

Quotes containing the word retraction


1. Genesis {Couplet} God spoke the world into existence, reifying an abstraction.Now the Creator's had second thoughts and wishes to utter a retraction.
- Beryl Dov

2. retraction

noun. ['riːˈtrækʃən'] the act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back.

Synonyms

  • motion
  • motility
  • move

Antonyms

  • opening
  • retreat
  • boo
  • moving
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