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1. reversal

noun. ['rɪˈvɝːsəl, riːˈvɝːsəl'] a change from one state to the opposite state.

Synonyms

  • regress
  • regression
  • change of state
  • reversion
  • retrogression

Antonyms

  • consecrate
  • correct
  • head
  • obverse

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • reverse (English)
  • revers (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Reversal

  • universal
  • dispersal
  • rehearsal
  • tercel
  • pursell
  • pursel
  • persall

Example sentences of the word reversal


1. Noun, singular or mass
The reversal must be for the full amount of the transaction that went into your account.

2. Adjective
Contact a professional dermatologist for assistance in monitoring the skin bleaching reversal** process.

Quotes containing the word reversal


1. He gave her his phone number, in a peculiar reversal of dating procedure. She might have considered kissing him, even after the horrible first date, but he just didn’t seem to know what to do. However, Jeremy does have one outstanding quality. He likes her. And this quality in a person makes them infinitely interesting to the person who is being liked.
- Steve Martin, Shopgirl

2. reversal

noun. ['rɪˈvɝːsəl, riːˈvɝːsəl'] the act of reversing the order or place of.

Synonyms

  • reordering

Antonyms

  • disappearance
  • appearance

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • reverse (English)
  • revers (Anglo-Norman)

3. reversal

noun. ['rɪˈvɝːsəl, riːˈvɝːsəl'] a major change in attitude or principle or point of view.

Synonyms

  • policy change
  • about-face
  • undoing
  • change

Antonyms

  • indecisive
  • synchronise
  • falsify
  • stay

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • reverse (English)
  • revers (Anglo-Norman)

4. reversal

noun. ['rɪˈvɝːsəl, riːˈvɝːsəl'] turning in the opposite direction.

Synonyms

  • about turn
  • turnabout
  • change of direction
  • u-turn
  • reorientation
  • about-face
  • turnaround
  • reversion

Antonyms

  • ending
  • success
  • failure
  • noncurrent

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • reverse (English)
  • revers (Anglo-Norman)

5. reversal

noun. ['rɪˈvɝːsəl, riːˈvɝːsəl'] turning in an opposite direction or position.

Synonyms

  • turn
  • turn around

Antonyms

  • conserve
  • normality
  • gain

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • reverse (English)
  • revers (Anglo-Norman)

6. reversal

noun. ['rɪˈvɝːsəl, riːˈvɝːsəl'] a decision to reverse an earlier decision.

Synonyms

  • decision making
  • rethink
  • afterthought
  • second thought
  • change of mind
  • turnaround
  • flip-flop
  • deciding
  • reconsideration

Antonyms

  • succeed
  • understate
  • inhale
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • reverse (English)
  • revers (Anglo-Norman)

7. reversal

noun. ['rɪˈvɝːsəl, riːˈvɝːsəl'] a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was incorrect and should be set aside.

Synonyms

  • judicial decision
  • judgement

Antonyms

  • allopatry
  • sympatry
  • absence

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • reverse (English)
  • revers (Anglo-Norman)

8. reversal

noun. ['rɪˈvɝːsəl, riːˈvɝːsəl'] an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating.

Synonyms

  • occurrent
  • occurrence
  • happening
  • whammy
  • setback
  • black eye
  • natural event
  • blow

Antonyms

  • better
  • finish
  • tightening
  • deconcentrate

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • reverse (English)
  • revers (Anglo-Norman)
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