counterstatement

noun
coun·​ter·​state·​ment | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈstāt-mənt How to pronounce counterstatement (audio) \
variants: or counter-statement
plural counterstatements or counter-statements

Definition of counterstatement

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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