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reactionary

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of reactionary

  1. 1 a person whose political beliefs are centered on tradition and keeping things the way they are <reactionaries tried to stop the passage of the legislation extending civil rights> Synonyms archconservative, paleoconservative, conservative, rightist, right-winger, Tory, traditionalistRelated Words right, right-wing; conformist; neocon, neoconservative; diehard, standpatter; bourbon, Colonel Blimp, fuddy-duddy, square, stuffed shirtNear Antonyms extremist, radical, red, revolutionary, revolutionist; reformer, reformistAntonyms leftist, left-winger, lefty, liberal, progressive

  2. 2 a person with old-fashioned ideas <a reactionary in the nation's ongoing culture war, she seems to believe that watching any TV at all will rot your brain> Synonyms antediluvian, Colonel Blimp, dodo, fossil, fud, fuddy-duddy, mossback, fogy, stick-in-the-mud, stuffed shirtRelated Words conservative, rightist, Tory; mandarin, old hand, old-timer, veteran; old maidNear Antonyms liberal, progressive, radicalAntonyms hipster, modern, trendy





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