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counterargument

Syllabification: coun·ter·ar·gu·ment
Pronunciation: /ˈkoun(t)ərˌärɡyəmənt
 
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Definition of counterargument in English:

noun

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
More example sentences
  • 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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