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[ koun-ter-pruh-poh-zuh l ]
/ ˈkaʊn tər prəˈpoʊ zəl /


a proposal offered to offset or substitute for a preceding one.

Nearby words

counterpressure, counterproductive, counterprogram, counterproof, counterpropaganda, counterproposal, counterproposition, counterpunch, counterpurchase, counterreformation, counterreply

Origin of counterproposal

First recorded in 1880–85; counter- + proposal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for counterproposal

  • But it was also a counterproposal to those folks who are looking for the government to solve all our problems for us.

    Safe Nukes, Aussie Broadband, and Other Visions From the Future|John Avlon|May 29, 2009|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for counterproposal


/ (ˈkaʊntəprəˌpəʊzəl) /


a proposal offered as an alternative to a previous proposal
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