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reactionary

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

Definition of REACTIONARY

:  relating to, marked by, or favoring reaction; especially :  ultraconservative in politics
reactionary noun
re·ac·tion·ary·ism \-ˌi-zəm\ noun

Examples of REACTIONARY

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

First Known Use of REACTIONARY

1840

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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