counterrevolution


coun·ter·rev·o·lu·tion

noun \-ˌre-və-ˈlü-shən\

: action by a group, army, etc., that is done to overthrow a government that is in power because of an earlier revolution

Full Definition of COUNTERREVOLUTION

1
:  a revolution directed toward overthrowing a government or social system established by a previous revolution
2
:  a movement to counteract revolutionary trends
coun·ter·rev·o·lu·tion·ary \-shə-ˌner-ē\ adjective or noun

Examples of COUNTERREVOLUTION

  1. The leader vowed to stop any attempt at counterrevolution.
  2. Soldiers loyal to the President led the counterrevolution.

First Known Use of COUNTERREVOLUTION

1793

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