[thur-mi-dawr-ee-uh n, -dohr-]
- a member of the French moderate group who participated in the downfall of Robespierre and his followers on the 9th Thermidor (July 27th), 1794.
- a supporter of the reactionary movement following this coup d'état.
Origin of Thermidorian
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for thermidorian
Cambon soon had reason to repent of that event, for he became one of those most violently attacked by the Thermidorian reaction.
The Thermidorian government also endeavoured to pacify the rebels of the west.
During the Thermidorian reaction he was one of the first to be accused of complicity with the fallen leader, but was acquitted.
Surprised and menaced by the Thermidorian reaction, he denounced its partisans to the Jacobin club.
During the Thermidorian reaction, in spite of his incontestable honesty, he was accused by the anti-revolutionists.