- noun /ˌkaʊntəɹəˈtɹakʃən/Something that vies for the attention of a person or thing in competition with something else; a rival for preference.
The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism, agnosticism, disbelief — call it what you will — than any book ever written; it has emptied more churches than all the counterattractions of cinema, motor bicycle and golf course.
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counterattraction — n. a rival attraction. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
counterattraction — counterattractive, adj. counterattractively, adv. /kown teuhr euh trak sheuhn/, n. a rival or opposite attraction. [1755 65; COUNTER + ATTRACTION] * * * … Universalium
counterattraction — /kaʊntərəˈtrækʃən/ (say kowntuhruh trakshuhn) noun a rival or opposite attraction. –counterattractive, adjective … Australian English dictionary
counterattraction — noun a rival attraction • Hypernyms: ↑attraction * * * counterattractive, adj. counterattractively, adv. /kown teuhr euh trak sheuhn/, n. a rival or opposite attraction. [1755 65; COUNTER + ATTRACTION] … Useful english dictionary
counterattractive — adjective /ˌkaʊntəɹəˈtɹaktɪv/ Acting as a counterattraction; counterattracting. In the struggle against the inﬂuence of such revelations, the counterattractive force of appeals to consider British interests was weakening. See Also: counterattract … Wiktionary
Gentile da Fabriano — orig. Gentile di Niccolò di Massio born с 1370, Fabriano, Papal States died 1427, Rome Italian painter. He was probably trained in the Lombardy region. In 1409 he was commissioned to decorate the Doges Palace in Venice with historical frescoes,… … Universalium
counterattract — verb /ˌkaʊntəɹəˈtɹakt/ Attract at the expense of someone or something else. The provision of nurses for them is a major problem in itself, relieved to a large extent in county districts by part time workers, but remaining only partially solved by … Wiktionary
counterattracting — adjective /ˌkaʊntəɹəˈtɹaktɪŋ/ Serving to counterattract. There are no counterattracting or counteracting forces in God or in His universe, including man. See Also: counterattract, counterattraction, counterattractive … Wiktionary
coun|ter|at|trac|tion — «KOWN tuhr uh TRAK shuhn», noun. 1. an attraction of an opposite character. 2. an attraction counter to another attraction: »When the crowds deserted her booth for the one opposite, she put up a sign “Free coffee” as a counterattraction … Useful english dictionary