counter-balanced

adj.1.brought into equipoise by means of a weight or force that offsets another.
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Reflecting upon the answer, he determined to refute it by finding 'a wiser;' and first he went to the politicians, and then to the poets, and then to the craftsmen, but always with the same result--he found that they knew nothing, or hardly anything more than himself; and that the little advantage which in some cases they possessed was more than counter-balanced by their conceit of knowledge.
Beast though he was, Peter of Colfax stood high in the favor of the King; and the fact that she was his niece would scarce aid her cause with Henry, for it was more than counter-balanced by the fact that she was the daughter of Simon de Montfort, whom he feared and hated.
This has been counter-balanced, however, by US president Donald Trump's concerns on the strengthening of the greenback.
This is not being counter-balanced by a drop in the number of accidents.
Each bascule weighs 1,200 tonnes and is counter-balanced to help reduce the force required to lift them.
United had counter-balanced the interest by offering the glovesman a new contract, but reports say De Gea has snubbed it and is now closing in on a switch to Madrid.
As always, accessibility for newcomers is carefully counter-balanced with a degree of depth that even the longest-serving of virtual gaffers will still shudder at.
Next week the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Wednesday will see the issue of further tapering affecting the market and so we might see further downward pressure on the gold price unless it is counter-balanced by more geopolitical concerns.
As this is hindering a general improvement in optimism, robust German consumer spending is only likely to have counter-balanced this negative sentiment factor in May.
A rise in the number of hackney carriage licences was counter-balanced by a drop in private hire vehicles.
The lack of experience in the defence at the Den was counter-balanced by Mowbray bringing in Teessider Andrew Davies on loan.
This decrease was counter-balanced by a US$100-million increase in debt owed to multilateral organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, with this debt totaling US$3.