variants: or counter-reaction
plural counterreactions or counter-reactions
Definition of counterreaction
: a reaction in response or opposition to the main reaction This situation … is inherently unstable and was bound to produce a counterreaction.— David Brooks … tax cuts could only stimulate so much growth. At worst, they could trigger too severe a counterreaction by the Fed, which might throw the economy into recession. — The New Republic a literary counter-reaction to modernism
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