counterattractive

adjective /ˌkaʊntəɹəˈtɹaktɪv/

In the struggle against the influence of such revelations, the counterattractive force of appeals to consider British interests was weakening.


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  • counterattraction — counterattractive, adj. counterattractively, adv. /kown teuhr euh trak sheuhn/, n. a rival or opposite attraction. [1755 65; COUNTER + ATTRACTION] * * * …   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

  • counterattraction — 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 … …   Wiktionary

  • 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

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