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reactionary

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adjective re·ac·tion·ary \rē-ˈak-shə-ˌner-ē\

Definition of reactionary

  1. :  relating to, marked by, or favoring reaction; especially :  ultraconservative in politics

reactionary noun
re·ac·tion·ary·ism play \-ˌi-zəm\ noun


Examples of reactionary

  1. <reactionary guardians of proper English usage invariably regard every new coinage that comes along as a nonword>



1840

First Known Use of reactionary

1840



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