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counterrevolutionary

[koun-ter-rev-uh-loo-shuh-ner-ee]
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adjective
  1. characteristic of or resulting from a counterrevolution.
  2. opposing a revolution or revolutionary government.
noun, plural coun·ter·rev·o·lu·tion·ar·ies.
  1. Also coun·ter·rev·o·lu·tion·ist [koun-ter-rev-uh-loo-shuh-nist] /ˈkaʊn tərˌrɛv əˈlu ʃə nɪst/. a person who advocates or engages in a counterrevolution.

Origin of counterrevolutionary

First recorded in 1790–1800; counterrevolution + -ary
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Historical Examples

  • The counterrevolutionary movement began in mere riot and outrage.

    History of Modern Europe 1972-1878

    C. A. Fyffe