counterresponse

noun
coun·​ter·​re·​sponse | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ri-ˌspän(t)s How to pronounce counterresponse (audio) \
variants: or counter-response
plural counterresponses or counter-responses

Definition of counterresponse

: a response that is a reply or reaction to a previous response GE would then have two weeks to issue a counter-response.— Clarence Fanto Retaliation is only likely to provoke a counterresponse. In that regard, escalation may prove to be to Russia's advantage.— Harlan Ullman … supporters on social media have developed their own counterresponse to the protests, mocking them …— Craig Gilbert specifically, law : a response to a responsive pleading The Defendant has filed a Response to the Motion for Reconsideration and the Plaintiff has filed a Counter-Response. In re Bent

First Known Use of counterresponse

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Counterresponse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterresponse. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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