Synonyms of 'reaction'
1 responseDictionary, acknowledgment, feedback
He showed no reaction when the judge pronounced his sentence.
2 counteraction, compensation, backlash
All new fashion starts out as a reaction against existing convention.
3 conservatismDictionary, the right, the extreme right
their victory against the forces of reaction and conservatism
the extreme right
4 sensitivityDictionary, condition, susceptibility
Common foods which cause this kind of reaction are fish, eggs and shellfish.
usage note:Some people say that reaction should always refer to an instant response to something (as in his reaction was one of amazement), and that this word should not be used to refer to a considered response given in the form of a statement (as in the Minister gave his reaction to the court's decision). Use response instead.
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An answer is something that you say when you answer someone.
Without waiting for an answer, he turned and went in.
Thesaurus for reaction from the Collins English Thesaurus
Your reaction to something that has happened or something that you have experienced is what you feel , say , or do because of it.