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Counteraction   Listen

Action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action.  Synonyms: neutralisation, neutralization.

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"Counteraction" Quotes from Famous Books

... thing they have predicted. Where Frenchified Fredericks sit upon German thrones, it should not surprise us to see a crop of Gottscheds arise as the best fruitage of the land. But when there is any latent nobility in the popular mind, such scorn, by its very extremity, will call forth its own counteraction. It was perhaps good for Germany that a prince so eminent in one aspect as Fritz der einziger,[Footnote: " Freddy the unique;" which is the name by which the Prussians expressed their admiration of the martial and indomitable, though somewhat fantastic, king.] should put on record so emphatically ...
— Biographical Essays • Thomas de Quincey

Words linked to "Counteraction" :   override, counteract, nullification, neutralisation

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