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 Dictionary entry overview: What does volte-face mean? 

  The noun VOLTE-FACE has 1 sense:

1. a major change in attitude or principle or point of view

  Familiarity information: VOLTE-FACE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1volte-face [BACK TO TOP]


A major change in attitude or principle or point of view

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


policy change; volte-face; about-face; reversal

Context example:

an about-face on foreign policy

Hypernyms ("volte-face" is a kind of...):

change (the action of changing something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "volte-face"):

undoing (an act that makes a previous act of no effect (as if not done))

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