[ koun-ter-rev-uh-loo-shuh n ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌrɛv əˈlu ʃən /


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


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Origin of counterrevolution

1785–95; counter- + revolution, as translation of French contre-révolution Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for counter-revolution

/ (ˌkaʊntəˌrɛvəˈluːʃən) /


a revolution opposed to a previous revolution and aimed at reversing its effects

Derived forms of counter-revolution

counter-revolutionist, noun
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