Thesaurus

counterbalance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of counterbalance

  1. a force or influence that makes an opposing force ineffective or less effective charitable giving is usually a good counterbalance to the self-indulgent commercialism of the Christmas season Synonyms of counterbalance balance, canceler (or canceller), corrective, counter, counteraction, counterforce, counterpoise, counterweight, equipoise, neutralizer, offset Words Related to counterbalance trade-off; ballast, weight


counterbalance

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of counterbalance

  1. to balance with an equal force so as to make ineffective a hearty dinner might counterbalance missing lunch Synonyms of counterbalance annul, cancel (out), compensate (for), correct, counteract, offset, counterpoise, make up (for), negative, neutralizeWords Related to counterbalance invalidate, negate, neuter, nullify; atone (for); outbalance, outweigh, redeem; redress, relieve, remedy; override, overrule



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up counterbalance? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

readily predictable

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!