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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The overreach remains entrenched, like a permanent fixture, plaguing our media coverage and our public discourse, provoking reactionary postures that are often times even more morally compromised than the source of the original agitation.
How best to follow up a six-volume, 3,600-page, terrifically indiscreet autobiographical novel that cops to infidelity, self-mutilation, premature ejaculation, alcoholism, attraction to reactionary politics and ambivalence about fatherhood?
That's more than can be said for reactionary teams like North American darlings Evil Geniuses.
Lee's behavior, Kenny says, was reactionary to him being out of his league.
But O'Bannon, a former UCLA basketball player, sued the monolithic and faceless NCAA, an organization seen by many as authoritarian, reactionary and, at times, stupid.
But the fact of the matter is that the initial bill was already a historically reactionary piece of legislation — one that’s to the right of GOP voters’ wishes, let alone to those of the electorate at large.
Needless to say, the Beyhive was quick to run with these lyrics, sharing plenty of reactionary gifs on Twitter.
Her father, a prominent lawyer, served as a member of parliament in the mid-1950s but resigned after a few years in protest of the reactionary laws the parliament was passing to support white-minority rule.
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First Known Use of reactionary
Synonymsarchconservative, brassbound, button-down (or buttoned-down), die-hard, hidebound, mossbacked, old-fashioned, old-line, old-school, orthodox, paleoconservative, conservative, standpat, traditional, traditionalistic, ultraconservative, unprogressive
Antonymsbroad-minded, large-minded, liberal, nonconservative, nonconventional, nonorthodox, nontraditional, open-minded, progressive, unconventional, unorthodox
Related Wordsconventional, square; devoted, faithful, loyal, staunch (also stanch), steadfast, steady, true, true-blue; blimpish, neoconservative, Tory, ultraright, ultrarightist; dowdy, fogyish (or fogeyish), fuddy-duddy, ossified, set, stodgy; right, right-wing; antiliberal, antimodern, antiprogressive, antireform, antirevolutionary
Near Antonymsanticonventional, antiestablishment, antitraditional, extremist, radical, revolutionary; nonconformist; advanced, contemporary, modern; lefty, radical, ultraleft, ultraleftist, ultraprogressive, ultraradical
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