What is another word for avowal?

Pronunciation: [ɐvˈa͡ʊə͡l] (IPA)

Avowal is a word that refers to a statement or declaration of one's beliefs or feelings. It can be difficult to find synonyms for this unique word, but there are a few options that may come in handy. Declarations, affirmations, admissions, acknowledgments, and confessions are all synonyms for avowal that can be used depending on the context or tone of the statement being made. Each of these words carries a slightly different connotation, but all share the idea of openly and honestly expressing one's thoughts or beliefs. Whether you are writing a speech, an essay, or even a social media post, these synonyms can help you communicate your ideas effectively.

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What are the hypernyms for Avowal?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for avowal?

Antonyms for the word "avowal" would include words such as denial, rejection, disavowal, or renunciation. These words represent a rejection or disavowal of a previously stated belief or statement, while avowal is an affirmation or admission of a belief or truth. Denial suggests a complete rejection of a statement, while rejection implies a decision not to accept or endorse it. Disavowal is a disclaimer, implying a separation from a previously stated belief or statement, and renunciation is a formal or solemn repudiation of a belief or statement. These antonyms provide a range of options for expressing a contrary or opposing view to an avowal.

What are the antonyms for Avowal?

Usage examples for Avowal

The testimony of Don Antonio came in corroboration of this avowal; and his relationship to the grand inquisitor had, in all probability, its proper weight.
"Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists"
Washington Irving
He made his avowal with fervour, but with frankness.
"Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists"
Washington Irving
He had caged his mistress long after he had ceased, by his own avowal, to care for her; he now caged his wife, and with probably about as much or as little affection.
"The Countess of Albany"
Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)

Famous quotes with Avowal

  • The acknowledgement that the text seeks to exact from its reader is ... not only that fiction betokens a systematic reinforcement of illusion, but also that it focalizes, ironically, both the need and danger of that reinforcement. ... The profound paradox emerging from Cao Xueqin's masterpiece seems to be that the illusion of life, itself a painful avowal of the non-reality and untruth of reality, can only be grasped through the illusion of art, which is an affirmation of the truth of insubstantiality.
    Cao Xueqin
  • There is now resentment in my love. The thought is troubling my mind that she has a narrow heart, and that in this lies the secret of her unyieldingness. To-day, when I come to think it over more calmly, I go back to the conviction that she has some feeling for me, composed of gratitude, pity, and memories of the past; but it has no active power, cannot rise above prejudice, — even to the avowal of its existence. It does not respect itself, hides, is ashamed of itself, and in comparison with mine is as the mustard-seed to those Alps which surround us. From Aniela one may expect that she will restrict it rather than let it grow. It is of no use to hope or watch for anything from her; that conviction makes me very wretched.
    Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • Power, instrument of the collective force, created in society to serve as mediator between capital and labor, has become inescapably enchained to capital and directed against the proletariat. No political reform can resolve this contradiction, since, according to the avowal of politicians themselves, such a reform could only end by giving more energy and expansion to power, and until it had overthrown the hierarchy and dissolved society, power would not be able to attack the prerogatives of monopoly. The problem consists, then, for the working classes, not in capturing, but in defeating both power and monopoly, which would mean to make rise from the bowels of the people, from the depths of labor, a power greater, an action more powerful which would envelop capital and the State and subjugate them.
    Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
  • The doctrine of toleration requires a positive as well as a negative statement. It is not only wrong to burn a man on account of his creed, but it is right to encourage the open avowal and defence of every opinion sincerely maintained. Every man who says frankly and fully what he thinks is so far doing a public service. We should be grateful to him for attacking most unsparingly our most cherished opinions.
    Leslie Stephen

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