counterrevolution

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

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

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

/ (ˌkaʊntəˌrɛvəˈluːʃən) /

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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