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- adj. That counteracts
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tending to counteract.
- n. One who, or that which, counteracts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending to counteract or oppose.
- n. One who or that which counteracts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. opposing or neutralizing or mitigating an effect by contrary action
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"Four experiments show that when consumers encounter temptations that conflict with their long-term goals, one self-control mechanism is to exaggerate the negativity of the temptation as a way to resist, a process we call counteractive construal," wrote the researchers.
But all throughout the month, gas prices continued to recede from their earlier highs, which had a counteractive effect on public opinion about the economy -- especially after Obama announced he was going to use the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to help fight speculators driving the price up on the oil markets.
My problem is that every program, every thing that the progressive movement is responsible for is counteractive.
For every dream of unfettered longing a counteractive impulse seems sooner or later to assert itself: the restless scratch of observation, which snags on real things and difficult "wretched ordinariness".
“His opposition to Jackson,” wrote Adams, “is now involuntary, and mere counteractive.”
Bad asparagus is just counteractive to this plan — which is merely decorating some really fine specimen.
It will send a positive counteractive message and the burning will have the unintended result of exponentially increasing the number of Qurans in the country compared to however many are destroyed.
Rather than accepting the inevitability of death by heart attack, you will want to be exceptionally cautious about diet and exercise, resisting your predisposition with intentional counteractive behavior.
Well, your post would fall into that category, causing you (and me, for responding in kind) to be banned, as neither of us is discussing Lost at the moment, and are thus being ‘counteractive,’ as you put it.
Whereas we seem to effortlessly generate irritation and anger, these virtuous actions of disclosure, contrition, reformed intention, and counteractive acts usually come from hard conscious effort.