countersense

noun

coun·​ter·​sense
ˈkau̇ntə(r)+ˌ-
: a meaning or interpretation opposed to the original or intended meaning

Word History

Etymology

counter- + sense; translation of French contresens

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“Countersense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countersense. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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