counterblast

[ koun-ter-blast, -blahst ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌblæst, -ˌblɑst /

noun

an unrestrained and vigorously powerful response to an attacking statement.

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Origin of counterblast

First recorded in 1560–70; counter- + blast
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British Dictionary definitions for counterblast

counterblast
/ (ˈkaʊntəˌblɑːst) /

noun

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