coun·​ter·​in·​flu·​ence ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈin-ˌflü-ən(t)s How to pronounce counterinfluence (audio)
 especially Southern  -in-ˈflü-
variants or counter-influence
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

Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counterinfluence was in 1820

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“Counterinfluence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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