• noun: the way someone acts or feels in response to something that happens, is said, etc.
  • noun: the act or process or an instance of 'reacting'
  • usually singular
  • synonyms: bourbonism, toryism, acknowledgment


  • The modernist movement in literature was a 'reaction against' traditional literary conventions.

  • The announcement produced an angry/stunned 'reaction' from most of the people at the meeting.

  • There has been a 'mixed reaction' [=people have reacted in different ways] to the new policy.

Movie quotes

  • (..) We go very fast. But, remember, as you approach the speed of light... gravity will get too strong. Oh, indeed. "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." How about we just punch that big hole in the face? I have an idea. Hey, everybody, I have an idea! Yes, what is it, Sherman? (..)
    2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman