counterrevolution

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noun coun·ter·rev·o·lu·tion \ˌkau̇n-tə(r)-ˌre-və-ˈlü-shən\

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 \ˌkau̇n-tə(r)-ˌre-və-ˈlü-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


COUNTERREVOLUTION Defined for English Language Learners

counterrevolution

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noun coun·ter·rev·o·lu·tion \ˌkau̇n-tə(r)-ˌre-və-ˈlü-shən\

Definition of counterrevolution for English Language Learners

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


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