- n1. counteraction, opposition, resistance, recalcitration, renitence, contradiction, antagonism; offset, neutralization, compensation, counterbalance, counterpoise; retroaction, recoil, rebound, ricochet, boomerang, backlash.2. return, reversion, retroversion, reversal, revulsion; retreat, withdrawal, recession, retrocession; relapse, backslide, regress, regression, retrogression, retro-gradation; throwback, atavism.3. reciprocation, reciprocity, exchange, give-and-take, like for like, tit for tat, measure for measure, quid pro quo; retaliation, reprisal, requital, retribution, vindication, blow for blow, a Roland for an Oliver, an eye for an eye.4. response, answer, reply, feedback; retort, riposte, counterstroke; result, effect, repercussion, fallout; reflection, echo.5.(of politics) ultraconservatism, extreme rightism, Birchism, Bourbonism.
A Note on the Style of the synonym finder. 2014.