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counterblast Line breaks: coun¦ter|blast
Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊntəblɑːst/

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Definition of counterblast in English:


A strongly worded reply to someone else’s views: a counterblast to the growing propaganda of the Left
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  • Whether viewed as a quick fix or a counterblast, the f-word is always fraught with danger.
  • Last month, in a counterblast to the BBC's survey of the 100 greatest novels, a newspaper poll of the 50 worst fingered The Alchemist for its ‘pseudo-philosophic witterings’.
  • We are the counterblast to the easy comfort and cosy reassurance of all things you hate: the unholy amalgam of Zen, Californian, chilled-out, ethnic, post-hippie, Celtic and new age.

Words that rhyme with counterblast

Elastoplast • mainmast

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