counterstatement

[koun-ter-steyt-muh nt]

noun

a statement made to deny or refute another statement.

Nearby words

  1. countersignature,
  2. countersink,
  3. counterspy,
  4. counterstain,
  5. counterstamp,
  6. counterstroke,
  7. countersubject,
  8. countersue,
  9. countersuit,
  10. countertenor

Origin of counterstatement

First recorded in 1850–55; counter- + statement

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