- a revolution against a government recently established by a revolution.
- a political movement that resists revolutionary tendencies.
Origin of counterrevolution
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Examples from the Web for counter-revolution
Egypt elected its president from the Muslim Brotherhood, only to see a counter-revolution reinstate a member of the military.What Do Arab Millennials Want?
July 1, 2014
But the air was pierced by an even more dangerous and unsettling sound—the sound of counter-revolution.The GOP’s Real Ted Nugent Problem
February 22, 2014
Structurally speaking, this is why we got the revolution—the counter-revolution—we got, in the form of the Tea Party.It’s Your Moment, Obama. Don’t Blow It.
July 29, 2013
France must bear the brunt till she, too, can have her counter-revolution.The Religious Persecution in France 1900-1906
Jane Milliken Napier Brodhead
The counter-revolution was suppressed at a very small cost of lives.The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay
She decided that some action must be taken and planned a counter-revolution.The Story of Mankind
Hendrik Van Loon
What we now behold may not improperly be called a "counter-revolution."
Every succession is a revolution, and every regency a counter-revolution.
- a revolution opposed to a previous revolution and aimed at reversing its effects
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Word Origin and History for counter-revolution
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