Antonyms for avoidance

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-void-ns
Phonetic Transcription : əˈvɔɪd ns

Definition of avoidance

Origin :
  • late 14c., "action of emptying," from avoid + -ance. Sense of "action of dodging or shunning" is recorded from early 15c.; it also meant "action of making legally invalid," 1620s; "becoming vacant" (of an office, etc.), mid-15c.
  • noun eluding; preventing
Example sentences :
  • And to the class of opposites belong assent and dissent, desire and avoidance.
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • Pleasure is an object of desire, pain of avoidance; and the absence of pain is to be preferred to pain, but not to pleasure.
  • Extract from : « Laws » by Plato
  • There was a pause, and whilst his eyes were upon hers, hers were upon the ground in avoidance of his glance.
  • Extract from : « Love-at-Arms » by Raphael Sabatini
  • Mackenzie determined there was not going to be any avoidance on his part.
  • Extract from : « The Flockmaster of Poison Creek » by George W. Ogden
  • For the purpose of all their delays had been compromise, and their hope was the avoidance of bloodshed.
  • Extract from : « The Siege of Boston » by Allen French
  • And do you go to him this second time and see what may be done in the matter of avoidance.
  • Extract from : « The O'Ruddy » by Stephen Crane
  • To excuse his avoidance of the natural greeting he looked at Gaspare.
  • Extract from : « The Call of the Blood » by Robert Smythe Hichens
  • But avoidance of the new planes was all the good the train trip did him.
  • Extract from : « Out Like a Light » by Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He gets his right to avoid it from the agreement, but the avoidance comes from him.
  • Extract from : « The Common Law » by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • Much of the world's big mischief is due to the avoidance of a bigger one.
  • Extract from : « Laurus Nobilis » by Vernon Lee

Synonyms for avoidance

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