Dictionary.com

counterrevolution

[ koun-ter-rev-uh-loo-shuhn ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌrɛv əˈlu ʃən /
Save This Word!

noun
a revolution against a government recently established by a revolution.
a political movement that resists revolutionary tendencies.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of counterrevolution

1785–95; counter- + revolution, as translation of French contre-révolution
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use counterrevolution in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for counterrevolution

counter-revolution
/ (ˌkaʊntəˌrɛvəˈluːʃən) /

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

Derived forms of counter-revolution

counter-revolutionist, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK