out·​bal·​ance | \ ˌau̇t-ˈba-lən(t)s How to pronounce outbalance (audio) \
outbalanced; outbalancing; outbalances

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Recent Examples on the Web The tragedy of the deaths of Okigbo and Ramrakha is outbalanced by the longevity of their words and pictures. Emmanuel Iduma, The New York Review of Books, "‘Gone Like a Meteor’: Epitaph for the Lost Youth of the Biafran War," 30 May 2019 The tragedy of the deaths of the poet Christopher Okigbo and the photojournalist Priya Ramrakha is outbalanced by the longevity of their words and pictures. The New York Review of Books, "Emmanuel Iduma," 30 May 2019 Some of these aren't the most gifted of thespians, but any such shortcomings are easily outbalanced by the bulky figure of Valmir do Coco who effortlessly dominates the ensemble as working schlub Tiao. Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Azougue Nazare': Film Review | Rotterdam 2018," 29 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of outbalance

1642, in the meaning defined above

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“Outbalance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outbalance. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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