counteraction


counteraction
index antipode, collision (dispute), conflict, contention (opposition), contradiction, contravention, counterattack, counterclaim, deterrent, impediment, impugnation, opposition, protest, rebuff, remedy (legal means of redress), repercussion, resistance, revolt, strife

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Counteraction — Coun ter*ac tion (koun t?r ?k sh?n), n. Action in opposition; hindrance resistance. [1913 Webster] [They] do not . . . overcome the counteraction of a false principle or of stubborn partiality. Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Counteraction — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Counteraction >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 counteraction counteraction opposition Sgm: N 1 contrariety contrariety &c. 14 Sgm: N 1 antagonism antagonism polarity Sgm: N 1 clashing clashing &c. >V …   English dictionary for students

  • counteraction — counteract ► VERB ▪ act against (something) so as to reduce its force or neutralize it. DERIVATIVES counteraction noun counteractive adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

  • counteraction — Synonyms and related words: amends, atonement, balancing, bucking, challenge, combative reaction, commutation, compensation, complaint, contention, contradiction, contraposition, contravention, contraversion, counterbalancing, counterworking,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • counteraction — I (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… …   English dictionary for students

  • counteraction — coun·ter ac·tion || ‚ kaÊŠntÉ™ rækʃn n. working against, negation, cancelling out …   English contemporary dictionary

  • counteraction — n. Opposition, contravention, resistance, frustration …   New dictionary of synonyms