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A change of opinion - thesaurus

Synonyms

about-turn

noun

British a big change in your opinion or attitude to something, so that it is almost the opposite of what it was before

climb-down

noun

British a change of attitude in which someone admits that they were wrong

shift

noun

a change in something, for example in someone’s ideas or opinions

conversion

noun

a change in someone’s beliefs, especially their religious beliefs

turnabout

noun

an important change in a situation or in someone’s opinion or attitude

somersault

noun

a sudden change from one policy or opinion to another very different one

leap

noun

a big change in the way that you think or in what you do

volte-face

noun

formal a sudden and complete change of opinion or plan. A more usual word is U-turn.

a change of heart

a situation in which you change your opinion about someone or something

on second thoughts

used when you want to change something that you have just said, often to say the opposite

tergiversation

noun

formalshowing disapproval the act of changing your beliefs or changing your support from one person or group to another

buyer's remorse

noun

a feeling of regret or guilt after you have bought something you no longer want

buyer's remorse

noun

a feeling of regret after you have made a big decision with serious consequences that you think may have been the wrong decision

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More synonyms

about-face

noun

mainly American an about-turn

a change of direction/course

a situation in which someone starts doing something completely new or different

caprice

noun

a sudden and unexpected change of opinion or behaviour without any good reason

deradicalization

noun

a process or programme by which someone with extreme views is persuaded to become more moderate

drift

noun

a slow and gradual change from one situation or opinion to another

flip-flop

noun

mainly Americaninformal an instance of someone changing their opinion completely in a way that annoys other people

in a bad/new/different etc light

used for talking about people’s opinion of a particular person or thing

movement

noun

a change in someone’s attitude, opinion, or behaviour, especially over a period of time

oscillation

noun

formal the process of continuously changing your feelings, opinions, or decisions from one extreme position to the other

reaction

noun

an attitude of wanting to do things in a different way from the way that they were done in the past

reappraisal

noun

an occasion when you consider an attitude or situation again

retreat

noun

a change in a person’s or organization’s ideas, opinion, or decision after they have been criticized or opposed

swing

noun

a change from one emotion, idea, condition etc to another

tilt

noun

a slight change in people’s opinion or attitude

turnaround

noun

an important change in opinions or attitudes

U-turn

noun

a sudden and complete change of policy by a government or by someone in authority. This word usually shows that you do not approve of someone who does this

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