How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"counter" is from "contra" (against), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.
In this sense, "counter" is a word added to another word to make a new word.
A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "against" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.
Examples of how the word is used
|Your pleasure-loving nature is counterbalanced by a certain restraint in expressing your affection.|
|I have to give a counterexample to prove the statement false.|