Definition of counterargument in English:


Line breaks: coun¦ter|argu¦ment
Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊntəˌɑːgjʊm(ə)nt


  • An argument or set of reasons put forward to oppose an idea or theory developed in another argument: the obvious counterargument to that dire prediction is that the recession has depressed earnings
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    • Making vaguely related assertions in response to an argument is not a counter-argument.
    • To avoid mistake, with equal care he records the counter-arguments.
    • In response, apologists have fallen back on four counter-arguments.

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