- characteristic of or resulting from a counterrevolution.
- opposing a revolution or revolutionary government.
- Also coun·ter·rev·o·lu·tion·ist [koun-ter-rev-uh-loo-shuh-nist] /ˈkaʊn tərˌrɛv əˈlu ʃə nɪst/. a person who advocates or engages in a counterrevolution.
Origin of counterrevolutionary
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Examples from the Web for counter-revolutionary
They were arrested and put to death by Stalin for "counter-revolutionary activities."An Oscar Winner’s Secret History
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
October 14, 2010
The counter-revolutionary forces were overwhelmed by the red army.The American Empire
In these circles the new course was described as counter-revolutionary.The Russian Turmoil
Anton Ivanovich Denikin
In common with all patriots, you know how counter-revolutionary their conduct has been.Later Queens of the French Stage
H. Noel Williams
In consequence I was considered a counter-revolutionary, if not bourgeois.
This composition assures it of a counter-revolutionary spirit.Bolshevism
- a person opposed to revolution
- a person who opposes a specific revolution or revolutionary government
- characterized by opposition to a revolution or revolutions in general
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