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counterargument

[koun-ter-ahr-gyuh-muh nt]
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noun
  1. a contrasting, opposing, or refuting argument.
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Origin of counterargument

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

criticism, grievance, exception, rejection, displeasure, unwillingness, question, challenge, reluctance, disapproval, dissatisfaction, difficulty, protest, doubt, opposition, reply, rejoinder, repartee, rebuttal, retort

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Word Origin and History for counterargument

n.

1862, from counter- + argument.

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