counterforce

[koun-ter-fawrs, -fohrs]

noun

a contrary or opposing force, tendency, etc.

Nearby words

  1. counterextension,
  2. counterfactual,
  3. counterfeit,
  4. counterfeiting,
  5. counterfoil,
  6. counterfort,
  7. counterglow,
  8. counterimmunoelectrophoresis,
  9. counterincision,
  10. counterinsurgency

Origin of counterforce

First recorded in 1600–10; counter- + force

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