counterrevolution

[koun-ter-rev-uh-loo-shuh n]
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noun

a revolution against a government recently established by a revolution.
a political movement that resists revolutionary tendencies.

Nearby words

  1. counterproposition,
  2. counterpunch,
  3. counterpurchase,
  4. counterreformation,
  5. counterreply,
  6. counterrevolutionary,
  7. counterrotating,
  8. counterscarp,
  9. countershading,
  10. countershaft

Origin of counterrevolution

1785–95; counter- + revolution, as translation of French contre-révolution

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British Dictionary definitions for counter-revolution

counter-revolution

noun

a revolution opposed to a previous revolution and aimed at reversing its effects
Derived Formscounter-revolutionist, noun

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Word Origin and History for counter-revolution

counterrevolution

n.

also counter-revolution, 1791, from counter- + revolution. First recorded in U.S. with reference to American Revolution.

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