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counterproposal Syllabification: coun·ter·pro·pos·al
Pronunciation: /ˈkoun(t)ərprəˌpōzəl/

Definition of counterproposal in English:


An alternative proposal made in response to a previous proposal that is regarded as unacceptable or unsatisfactory: the union rejected the airline’s counterproposal
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  • No details of the board's settlement offer, or of the union's counter-proposal, have been released.
  • For no sooner had Blair's vision been laid out in the Commons on Thursday than his own counter-proposals were being set down.
  • The talks follow the unveiling last Friday of the G20 group of developing countries ' long-awaited counter-proposal on agricultural tariffs.

Words that rhyme with counterproposal

disposal, proposal

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