One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A strongly worded reply to someone else's views.‘a counterblast to the growing propaganda of the Left’
adverse reaction, adverse response, counteraction, comeback, recoilView synonyms
- ‘Whether viewed as a quick fix or a counterblast, the f-word is always fraught with danger.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Separate or joined, however, I was always ready with a defensive 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.’
- ‘About the laws on handguns, I am sending off a counterblast,’
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