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Old French reaction, from Latin reactio, from the verb reago, from re- (“again") + ago (“to act"). More at English re-, action.
We could tell by his reaction the news wasn't good.
When she saw my reaction, she added.
I was amazed at his reaction to a simple compliment.
Not exactly the reaction she had expected, but certainly not a negative one.
He could not deny his foremost reaction was the desire for more.
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