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[koun-ter-ahr-gyuh-muh nt] /ˈkaʊn tərˌɑr gyə mənt/
a contrasting, opposing, or refuting argument.
Origin of counterargument
1860-65; counter- + argument Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Once the decision has been made, close your ear even to the best counter argument: sign of a strong character.
  • No plausible counter argument is possible without this background.
  • All you have is vitriol to offer, never an actual counter argument.
  • Rather than develop a logical, well reasoned counter argument, you spewed irrelevant rant.
  • Skim through the comments, however, and you come across an interesting counter argument.
  • Your argument that it only has this connotation isn't a counter argument, is the original argument in it's truest form.
  • And in the present argumentative narrative they may not say anything that will not have a counter argument or rationale.
  • The more cosmologists are able to explain the mathematical universe, the less convincing that counter argument becomes.
  • My counter argument is that you are only deluding yourself if you believe that you are truly educating anybody any other way.
  • Only one side is stated in the minutes and he suggested that the counter argument be added from the tape.
Word Origin and History for counter argument



1862, from counter- + argument.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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