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counterattraction

[ koun-ter-uh-trak-shuhn ]
/ ˌkaʊn tər əˈtræk ʃən /
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noun
a rival or opposite attraction.
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Origin of counterattraction

First recorded in 1755–65; counter- + attraction

OTHER WORDS FROM counterattraction

coun·ter·at·trac·tive, adjectivecoun·ter·at·trac·tive·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for counterattraction

counterattraction
/ (ˈkaʊntərəˌtrækʃən) /

noun
a rival attraction
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