counterargument counterargument

Definition(s):

  • (n) an argument offered in opposition to another argument

Usage(s):

  1. But when framed with an explicit counterargument, the idea receives a more tepid response.
  2. Don't look for a pattern; by the time you find it, you will find a counterargument wrapped around it.
  3. Lars pursues the counterargument--that most of us are defined by our past; we are where we've been.

News

  • Stories from Around the Web (Week Ending June 21, 2013)

    A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review . How Junk Food Can End Obesity An interesting take on how science is engineering healthy junk food—and a counterargument to the glorification of natural foods laden with fat and salt—in The Atlantic ’s cover story by David H. Freedman. —David Rotman, editor
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Technology Review

Quotes

  1. "The counterargument to that, which I concurred with," Kiley said, "was that this is a medical textbook that could save lives."
    on Aug 5, 2008 By: Kevin Kiley Source: Seattle Times

  2. "There's a rhythm to his dialogue you can't teach in any course," McKinney says. "He told me that as a child he used to love the sound of people arguing. The rhythm of argument and counterargument just got into his skin. When you listen to...
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: Mark McKinney Source: Globe and Mail

  3. "It is the idea that greed is good, to be admired -- the worship of mammon," Lapham said. "There's been no counterargument really in the last 30 years."
    on Oct 12, 2008 By: Lewis Lapham Source: Indianapolis Star

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