counter [koun-ter] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Definition:||answer, respond in retaliation|
|Synonyms:||backtalk, beat, bilk, buck, circumvent, contravene, counteract, counterwork, cross, dash, disappoint, fly in the face of, foil, frustrate, have bone to pick, hinder, hit back, match, meet, offset, oppose, parry, pit, play off, resist, respond, retaliate, return, ruin, take on, thumbs down, vie, ward off|
|Part of Speech:||noun, verb|
|Category:||2. Retrospective Sympathetic Affections|
revenge, avenge; vindicate; take one's revenge, have one's revenge; breathe revenge, breathe vengeance; wreak one's vengeance, wreak one's anger., have accounts to settle, have a crow to pluck, have a rod in pickle., keep the wound green; harbor revenge, harbor vindictive feeling; bear malice; rankle, rankle in the breast.
revengeful, vengeful; vindictive, rancorous; pitiless; ruthless, rigorous, avenging., unforgiving, unrelenting; inexorable, stony-hearted, implacable; relentless, remorseless., aeternum servans sub pectore vulnus; rankling; immitigable.
manet ciratrix, manet alid mente repostum; dies irae dies illa; "in high vengeance there is noble scorn" [G. Eliot]; inhumanum verbum est ultio [Seneca); malevolus animus abditos dentes habet [Syrus]; "now infidel I have thee on the hip" [Merchant
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