countercampaign

noun

coun·​ter·​cam·​paign ˌkau̇n-tər-(ˌ)kam-ˈpān How to pronounce countercampaign (audio)
variants or counter-campaign
plural countercampaigns or counter-campaigns
: a campaign waged in opposition to another campaign
Conservatives slammed the law, claiming it discriminates against men and waged a counter-campaign.Anna Momigliano

Examples of countercampaign in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web EAT-Lancet was met with a coordinated online countercampaign under the hashtag #yes2meat. Jan Dutkiewicz, The New Republic, 28 July 2021 Image Amazon’s countercampaign, both inside the warehouse and on a national stage, has zeroed in on pure economics: that its starting wage is $15 an hour, plus benefits. New York Times, 2 Mar. 2021 Latino literary critics called those claims outrageous and launched a countercampaign to get Mr. Anaya’s work and others by Latino authors into Arizona for community libraries near schools where the book was banned. Russell Contreras, BostonGlobe.com, 1 July 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of countercampaign was in 1881

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“Countercampaign.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countercampaign. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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