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backing down

See definition of backing down on Dictionary.com
  • as insubmission
  • as inwhite flag

synonyms for backing down

  • capitulation
  • resignation
  • acquiescence
  • appeasement
  • assent
  • bowing
  • defeatism
  • deference
  • docility
  • humbleness
  • humility
  • malleability
  • meekness
  • nonresistance
  • obedience
  • passivism
  • passivity
  • prostration
  • servility
  • subjection
  • submissiveness
  • surrender
  • tractability
  • unassertiveness
  • yielding
  • cringing
  • giving-in
  • pliabilty
  • recreancy
  • submitting

antonyms for backing down

MOST RELEVANT
  • disagreement
  • disobedience
  • rebellion
  • fight
  • resistance
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    How to use backing down in a sentence

    The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.
    PHYSIOLOGY OF THE OPERAJOHN H. SWABY (AKA "SCRICI")
    I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.
    TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
    His wife stood smiling and waving, the boys shouting, as he disappeared in the old rockaway down the sandy road.
    THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
    So he bore down on the solemn declaration that she stood face to face with a prison term for perjury.
    THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
    Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?
    THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
    The two women had no intention of bathing; they had just strolled down to the beach for a walk and to be alone and near the water.
    THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
    But, when the car came thundering down, it was crammed to the step; with a melancholy gesture, the driver declined her signal.
    HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
    As Spain, however, has fallen from the high place she once held, her colonial system has also gone down.
    TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
    The volcanic eruptions of the mountains on the west broke down its barriers, and let its waters flow.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
    She set off down Trafalgar Road in the mist and the rain, glad that she had been compelled to walk.
    HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    capacitor

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