Definition of Counterbalanced

1. Adjective. Brought into equipoise by means of a weight or force that offsets another.

Exact synonyms: Counterpoised
Similar to: Balanced



Definition of Counterbalanced

1. Verb. (past of counterbalance) ¹

2. Adjective. Having a counterbalance ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Counterbalanced

1. counterbalance [v] - See also: counterbalance

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Counterbalanced

counterattack
counterattacked
counterattacker
counterattackers
counterattacking
counterattacks
counterattract
counterattracted
counterattracting
counterattraction
counterattractions
counterattractive
counterattracts
counterbalance
counterbalanced (current term)
counterbalancer
counterbalancers
counterbalances
counterbalancing
counterbattery
counterbattery fire
counterbeat
counterbeats
counterbiblical
counterbid
counterbidder
counterbidders
counterbidding
counterbids

Literary usage of Counterbalanced

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1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"... to the senses of mankind ; but this advantage is counterbalanced by the various and inevitable accidents to which the faith of the idolater is exposed. ..."

2. Memoirs of the Prince de Talleyrand by Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1891)
"... attitude of the English Ministers towards France—Talleyrand laments the inefficiency of his staff—This is counterbalanced by the presence of his niece, ..."

3. Metaphor and Simile in the Minor Elizabethan Drama by Frederic Ives Carpenter (1895)
"GREAT faults counterbalanced by great merits is the judgment rescued from an inappropriate application to Shakspere, and nowadays applied with a greater ..."

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