counteraction


counteraction
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Opposition]
Syn. resistance, contradiction, contravention; see opposition 1 .
2. [Cancellation]
Syn. neutralization, offsetting, undoing, counterbalancing; see cancellation , prevention .
II
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The act of retaliating: counterattack, counterblow, reciprocation, reprisal, requital, retaliation, retribution, revenge, tit for tat, vengeance. Idioms: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, like for like, measure for measure. See ATTACK, FORGIVENESS.

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  • counteraction — noun see counteract …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • counteraction — See counteract. * * * …   Universalium

  • counteraction — noun a) An act of retaliation; a counterattack b) Any action in opposition to a previous action …   Wiktionary

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