counterstep

noun
coun·ter·step | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌstep \
variants: or counter-step
plural countersteps or counter-steps

Definition of counterstep 

: a step taken in opposition to another step The countries seem headed into a period of tensions when every step is met with distrust and some counterstep, putting them on opposite sides of hotspots around the world, from Iran to Georgia to Kosovo. —Steven Lee Myers

First Known Use of counterstep

1720, in the meaning defined above

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