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Synonyms for reaction

Synonyms for (noun) reaction

Synonyms: reaction Definition: doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like Usage: his style of painting was a reaction against cubism

Similar words: resistance, opposition Definition: the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with Usage: he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens; despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead

Synonyms: reaction, response Definition: a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent Usage: a bad reaction to the medicine; his responses have slowed with age

Similar words: bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity Definition: an organic process that takes place in the body Usage: respiratory activity

Synonyms: reaction Definition: an idea evoked by some experience Usage: his reaction to the news was to start planning what to do

Similar words: idea, thought Definition: the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about Usage: it was not a good idea; the thought never entered my mind

Synonyms: reaction Definition: extreme conservatism in political or social matters Usage: the forces of reaction carried the election

Similar words: conservatism, conservativism Definition: a political or theological orientation advocating the preservation of the best in society and opposing radical changes

Synonyms: reaction Definition: a response that reveals a person's feelings or attitude Usage: he was pleased by the audience's reaction to his performance; John feared his mother's reaction when she saw the broken lamp

Similar words: response Definition: a result Usage: this situation developed in response to events in Africa

Synonyms: reaction Definition: (mechanics) the equal and opposite force that is produced when any force is applied to a body Usage: every action has an equal and opposite reaction

Similar words: force Definition: (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity Usage: force equals mass times acceleration

Synonyms: chemical reaction, reaction Definition: (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others Usage: there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water

Similar words: chemical action, chemical change, chemical process Definition: (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved