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counterargument

[koun-ter-ahr-gyuh-muh nt] /ˈkaʊn tərˌɑr gyə mənt/
noun
1.
a contrasting, opposing, or refuting argument.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; counter- + argument
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Examples from the web for counter argument
  • 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

counterargument

n.

1862, from counter- + argument.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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