counterstatement

noun coun·ter·state·ment \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈstāt-mənt \
variants: or counter-statement

Definition of counterstatement

plural counterstatements or counter-statements
: a statement opposing or denying another statement
  • The crisis demanded a response from the church—a counterstatement affirming what the church always held to be true.
  • —Matthew L. Petillo

First Known Use of counterstatement

1855

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