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Meaning of AVOIDANCE

Pronunciation:  u'voydns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening
 

AVOIDANCE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: dodging, shunning, turning away
 
 See Also: aversion, averting, escape, near thing, rejection

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*void"ance\, n.
1. The act of annulling; annulment.

2. The act of becoming vacant, or the state of being vacant;
   -- specifically used for the state of a benefice becoming
   void by the death, deprivation, or resignation of the
   incumbent.

         Wolsey, . . . on every avoidance of St. Peter's
         chair, was sitting down therein, when suddenly some
         one or other clapped in before him.   --Fuller.

3. A dismissing or a quitting; removal; withdrawal.

4. The act of avoiding or shunning; keeping clear of. ``The
   avoidance of pain.'' --Beattie.

5. The courts by which anything is carried off.

         Avoidances and drainings of water.    --Bacon.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abstainment, abstemiousness, abstention, abstinence, asceticism, banyan day, celibacy, chastity, continence, cringe, dodge, duck, elusion, Encratism, eschewal, evasion, fallback, fast, fish day, flinch, Friday, fruitarianism, gymnosophy, Lenten fare, nephalism, plain living, pullback, pullout, Pythagoreanism, Pythagorism, Rechabitism, recoil, refraining, refrainment, retreat, runaround, sexual abstinence, Shakerism, shunning, shy, sidestep, sidestepping, simple diet, spare diet, Spartan fare, Stoicism, teetotalism, the pledge, total abstinence, vegetarianism, wince
 

 

 

 

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