roy·​al·​ist | \ ˈrȯi-ə-list How to pronounce royalist (audio) \

Definition of royalist

1 often capitalized : an adherent of a king or of monarchical government: such as
2 : a reactionary business tycoon

Other Words from royalist

royalist adjective

Examples of royalist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Papers are divided between the royalist press and the liberal opposition, but both sides agree that controversy is the supreme value, so all opinions are for sale. Kyle Smith, WSJ, 9 June 2022 The fado song at the end of the film, which is sung by Paulo Bragança, has clear royalist undertones. Martin Dale, Variety, 30 May 2022 The book stresses Cromwell’s worst qualities, particularly his savagery toward his royalist countrymen. Barton Swaim, WSJ, 27 Dec. 2021 Ranariddh converted Funcinpec into a royalist party that won U.N.-sponsored elections in 1993. Sopheng Cheang, ajc, 28 Nov. 2021 The Constitutional Court, ruling in a case brought by a royalist lawyer, said a controversial 10-point call for reforms of the institution by three student protest leaders in August last year was designed to topple the monarchy. Reuters, CNN, 10 Nov. 2021 In 2018, the royalist call to arms dating to Medieval times was cried out by someone who threw a cream pie at the far-left lawmaker, Eric Coquerel. Elaine Ganley, Star Tribune, 9 June 2021 Though right-wing organizations had published the information of free speech activists in the past, the maps appeared to be the first time that various royalist groups banded together to target their opponents, Sunai said. Washington Post, 29 June 2021 In 2018, the royalist call was cried out by someone who threw a cream pie at far-left lawmaker Eric Coquerel., 8 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of royalist

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Royalist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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