Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An opposing blast, literally or figuratively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a vigorous and unrestrained verbal response.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A work that strongly refutes or criticises another.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a vigorous and unrestrained response

Etymologies

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counter- +‎ blast

Examples

  • And so blogging found its own answer to the defensive counterblast from the journalistic establishment.

    Why I Blog

  • And so blogging found its own answer to the defensive counterblast from the journalistic establishment.

    Why I Blog

  • The beard would have been a kind of counterblast to the Rhodes hat.

    Tremendous Trifles

  • You don't hear much these days about moral growth - certainly not in our frenetic, pre-election fever of accusation and counterblast.

    Nigel Hamilton: From Rage to Civilization

  • It was feminism, it was the humorless temper of the times — and from his home in the great state of Montana, the old trouper issued a counterblast.

    Lost In Space

  • It was entirely right that in reaction to the letter from 105 Tory MPs attacking the wind farms he should seek to organise a counterblast.

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • Chavs, despite its provocative title, is a lively, well-reasoned and informative counterblast to the notion that Britain is now more or less a classless society.

    Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class by Owen Jones – review

  • You don't hear much these days about moral growth - certainly not in our frenetic, pre-election fever of accusation and counterblast.

    Nigel Hamilton: From Rage to Civilization

  • You don't hear much these days about moral growth - certainly not in our frenetic, pre-election fever of accusation and counterblast.

    Nigel Hamilton: From Rage to Civilization

  • It was feminism, it was the humorless temper of the times — and from his home in the great state of Montana, the old trouper issued a counterblast.

    Lost In Space

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