from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An opposing viewpoint.
  • n. A posture in which two persons face each other.
  • n. A position in which two dissimilar things illustrate each other by opposition; contrast.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An opposite or opposing view; opposition; a posture in which two persons front each other.
  • n. A position in which two dissimilar things illustrate each other by opposition; contrast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A contrary or opposing view or opinion.
  • n. Contrast.


counter- +‎ view (Wiktionary)


  • The counterview was stated by the anti-imperialists—among them William Jennings Bryan, William James, and Mark Twain—who in various ways imagined America as a veritable “city upon a hill” lighting the way for other nations by fashioning itself into a more just society.

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  • The counterview is buried at the very bottom of the extensive item.

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  • AMANPOUR: Let me just play you, again, a counterview to what President Obama said.

    CNN Transcript Nov 25, 2009

  • I would like to see your counterview expressed and argued positively and with evidence.

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  • Surprisingly the counterview evoked more number of comments at Rebecca's blog.

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  • I've read reviews of the Gore film and a commenter above wrote that not a single scientist appeared in that movie to offer a counterview of man-made global warming.

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  • It's not all right-wing or all -- because certainly you would agree that many, many people can have a counterview.

    CNN Transcript Mar 21, 2005

  • And I can count on you, I know, for a counterview to that.

    CNN Transcript Nov 16, 2004

  • I desired that the senate of Rome might appear before me in one large chamber, and an assembly of somewhat a latter age in counterview in another.

    Gulliver's Travels

  • And now had we reached the last sarcophagus, already we were abreast of the last bas-relief; already we were recovering the arrow-like flight of the central aisle, when coming up it in counterview to ourselves we beheld the frailest of cars, built as might seem from floral wreaths, and from the shells of Indian seas.

    The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1


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