Synonyms of reversal
1 turnaroundDictionary • the reversal of a steady downward trend
swing • The statistics show a swing towards Labour.
change of heart
2 changeDictionary • a striking reversal of policy
repeal • a repeal of the age of consent law
abrogation • a dereliction of duty and an abrogation of responsibility
3 swapDictionary • a strange role reversal
swap • If she ever fancies a job swap, I could be interested.
change • He stuffed a bag with a few changes of clothing.
exchange • a free exchange of information
4 failureDictionary • They teach managers to accept reversal.
failure • The policy is doomed to failure.
failing • He had invented an imaginary son, in order to make up for his real son's failings.
defeat • the final defeat of all his hopes
frustration • the frustration of their plan
breakdown • the irretrievable breakdown of his marriage
downfall • His lack of experience led to his downfall.
lack of success
Copyright © 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
abrogationIf someone in a position of authority abrogates something such as a law, agreement, or practice, they put an end to it. (noun)
• a dereliction of duty and an abrogation of responsibility
breakdownThe breakdown of something such as a relationship, plan, or discussion is its failure or ending.
• the irretrievable breakdown of his marriage
changeA change of clothes is an extra set of clothes that you take with you when you go to stay somewhere or to take part in an activity.
• He stuffed a bag with a few changes of clothing.
Thesaurus for reversal from the Collins English Thesaurus