counterargument

noun coun·ter·ar·gu·ment \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈär-gyə-mənt \
variants: or counter-argument
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of counterargument

plural counterarguments or counter-arguments
:an opposing argument
  • Joseph Stiglitz's new book, "The Price of Inequality," is the single most comprehensive counterargument to both Democratic neoliberalism and Republican laissez-faire theories.
  • —Thomas B. Edsall
  • … careful consideration of each of the arguments made by the appellant, and of the counter-arguments advanced by the appellees …
  • —Jonathan M. Landers et al.

First Known Use of counterargument

1812



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