Examples of reactionary in a Sentence
reactionary guardians of proper English usage invariably regard every new coinage that comes along as a nonword
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Parallels between reactionary trends now and those of the thirties are inexact, of course, and can be untrue to the facts of both eras, at least in America.
Today’s journalists who try to do the same thing will face withering attacks on social media from a reactionary minority that somehow elected a president.
But after the war, Carrie Catt, the leader of the mainstream suffragists, and Alice Paul see that the nation is moving into a more conservative, reactionary frame of mind.
The reactionary nature of discrimination and oppression forces you back into a spiral.
But others, like letting people out from jail on non-monetary release, restoring rights to felons after prison and changes to mandatory minimum sentences require more information to ensure the Legislature isn’t simply being reactionary.
Infrastructure spending is like dollar-cost averaging; it must be implemented continually, not in a reactionary fashion.
In a somewhat surprising twist, the finale rigorously upholds traditional gender roles, reactionary family values, and a decidedly capitalist take on meritocracy.
During Trump’s campaign, both Sessions, a reactionary conservative, and Thiel, a radical techno-libertarian, saw the salesman candidate as a vehicle for realizing their two wildly different visions for the country.
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First Known Use of reactionary
archconservative, brassbound, button-down (or buttoned-down), conservative, die-hard, hidebound, old-fashioned, old-line, old-school, orthodox, standpat, traditional, traditionalistic, ultraconservative, unprogressive;
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