counterargument

[ koun-ter-ahr-gyuh-muh nt ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌɑr gyə mənt /

noun

a contrasting, opposing, or refuting argument.

Origin of counterargument

First recorded in 1860–65; counter- + argument
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counterargument


n.

1862, from counter- + argument.

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