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noun as in abjuration

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Mr. Greeley's "On to Richmond" backdown was not more sad to me, not half so sad.

Hard words and a wrangle followed, but Smith did not change expression, and there was a backdown.

It looks first-rate to a fellow that hasn't got any backdown in him.

The "minute-men" declared Mr. Toombs' letter was a backdown.


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On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to backdown, such as: recantation, renunciation, withdrawal, and palinode.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.