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counterrevolution

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noun coun·ter·rev·o·lu·tion \-ˌre-və-ˈlü-shən\

Simple Definition of counterrevolution

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of counterrevolution

  1. 1 :  a revolution directed toward overthrowing a government or social system established by a previous revolution

  2. 2 :  a movement to counteract revolutionary trends

counterrevolutionary play \-shə-ˌner-ē\ adjective or noun

Examples of counterrevolution in a sentence

  1. The leader vowed to stop any attempt at counterrevolution.

  2. Soldiers loyal to the President led the counterrevolution.



1793

First Known Use of counterrevolution

1793


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