countercriticism

noun
coun·​ter·​crit·​i·​cism | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈkri-tə-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce countercriticism (audio) \
variants: or counter-criticism
plural countercriticisms or counter-criticisms

Definition of countercriticism

: a criticism made in response to an earlier criticism I have tried … to exhibit the strengths and weaknesses of each position considered by combining exposition with critical evaluation and countercriticisms from opposing viewpoints.— Dale Jacquette also : the act or practice of making countercriticisms The authors' explicit criticism of models and data used by other economists provoked swift counter-criticism. — Jackie Calmes The escalation in this conversation is almost inevitable when the response to criticism is countercriticism. Although Hank might have some real concerns, he should raise them at another time so that they can be dealt with as an independent issue. — Ellen Wachtel

First Known Use of countercriticism

1846, in the meaning defined above

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