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English definition of “counter-argument”

counter-argument

noun [C]     /ˈkaʊn.tər.ɑː.ɡjʊ.mənt/ US  /-t̬ɚ.ɑːr-/
an argument against another argument , idea , or suggestion Arguments and disagreements
(Definition of counter-argument noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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