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counterpoise

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of counterpoise

  1. 1 a condition in which opposing forces are equal to one another a musical piece with a counterpoise of loud and soft passages Synonyms of counterpoise balance, equilibration, equilibrium, equipoise, poise, stasisWords Related to counterpoise counterbalance, offset; firmness, fixedness, security, stability, steadinessNear Antonyms of counterpoise changeability, fluctuation, inconstancy, insecurity, instability, mutability, precariousness, shakiness, unsteadiness, volatilityAntonyms of counterpoise disequilibration, disequilibrium, imbalance, nonequilibrium, unbalance

  2. 2 a force or influence that makes an opposing force ineffective or less effective the happiness brought by a new baby was a timely counterpoise to the grief occasioned by a death in the family Synonyms of counterpoise balance, canceler (or canceller), corrective, counter, counteraction, counterforce, counterbalance, counterweight, equipoise, neutralizer, offsetWords Related to counterpoise trade-off; ballast, weight


counterpoise

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of counterpoise

  1. to balance with an equal force so as to make ineffective her overall healthiness largely counterpoised the virulence of the infection Synonyms of counterpoise annul, cancel (out), compensate (for), correct, counteract, counterbalance, offset, make up (for), negative, neutralizeWords Related to counterpoise invalidate, negate, neuter, nullify; atone (for); outbalance, outweigh, redeem; redress, relieve, remedy; override, overrule



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