counterblast

[koun-ter-blast, -blahst]
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noun

an unrestrained and vigorously powerful response to an attacking statement.

Origin of counterblast

First recorded in 1560–70; counter- + blast
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counterblast

noun

an aggressive response to a verbal attack
a blast that counteracts another
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