counterinfluence

noun coun·ter·in·flu·ence \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈin-ˌflü-ən(t)s , especially Southern -in-ˈflü- \
variants: or counter-influence

Definition of counterinfluence

plural counterinfluences or counter-influences
: an influence that opposes or counteracts another influence
  • … conscious of the capacities for evil which lie dormant in us all, and striving earnestly to open her heart to the counter-influence of her own better nature …
  • —Wilkie Collins

First Known Use of counterinfluence

1820

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