SKIP TO CONTENT

counterclockwise

Definitions of counterclockwise
  1. adverb
    in a direction opposite to the direction in which the hands of a clock move
    “please move counterclockwise in a circle!”
    synonyms: anticlockwise
    see moresee less
    Antonyms:
    clockwise
    in the direction that the hands of a clock move
  2. adjective
    in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock
    synonyms: anticlockwise, contraclockwise
    left-handed, levorotary, levorotatory
    rotating to the left
    sinistral
    of or on the left
    see moresee less
    Antonyms:
    clockwise
    in the same direction as the rotating hands of a clock
    dextrorotary, dextrorotatory, right-handed
    rotating to the right
    dextral
    of or on the right
    show more antonyms...
Word Family
EDITOR’S CHOICE

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by Vocabulary.com’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.

SAT/PSAT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

TOEFL

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

ACT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 700+
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1 hour / week