Definition of counterblast in English:

counterblast

noun

  • A strongly worded reply to someone else's views.

    ‘a counterblast to the growing propaganda of the Left’
    • ‘Nevertheless, he did good work on their behalf by editing a succession of antirent propagandist journals as a counterblast to the generally hostile popular press.’
    • ‘Separate or joined, however, I was always ready with a defensive counterblast.’
    • ‘With an explosive set of new proposals to go with it, it might provide the much-needed counterblast to Labour.’
    • ‘Last month, in a counterblast to the BBC's survey of the 100 greatest novels, a newspaper poll of the 50 worst fingered The Alchemist for its ‘pseudo-philosophic witterings’.’
    • ‘We are the counterblast to the easy comfort and cosy reassurance of all things you hate: the unholy amalgam of Zen, Californian, chilled-out, ethnic, post-hippie, Celtic and new age.’
    • ‘Whether viewed as a quick fix or a counterblast, the f-word is always fraught with danger.’
    • ‘About the laws on handguns, I am sending off a counterblast,’
    • ‘This highly original, thought-provoking and discursive counterblast against the hypocrisy and cant be served up to the [US ]public should be watched by anyone with any sympathy with that country's exploited and oppressed.’
    adverse reaction, adverse response, counteraction, counterblast, comeback, recoil
    View synonyms

Pronunciation:

counterblast

/ˈkaʊntəblɑːst/