[ koun-ter-rev-uh-loo-shuh-ner-ee ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌrɛv əˈlu ʃəˌnɛr i /


characteristic of or resulting from a counterrevolution.
opposing a revolution or revolutionary government.

noun, plural coun·ter·rev·o·lu·tion·ar·ies.

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

First recorded in 1790–1800; counterrevolution + -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for counter-revolutionary


/ (ˌkaʊntəˌrɛvəˈluːʃənərɪ, -nrɪ) /

noun plural -aries

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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