coun·​ter·​state·​ment ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈstāt-mənt How to pronounce counterstatement (audio)
variants or counter-statement
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

Examples of counterstatement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Birx and Fauci, there was a counterstatement undermining their guidance. Fortune, 2 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of counterstatement was in 1855

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“Counterstatement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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