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  1. characteristic of or resulting from a counterrevolution.
  2. opposing a revolution or revolutionary government.
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noun, plural coun·ter·rev·o·lu·tion·ar·ies.
  1. 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.
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Origin of counterrevolutionary

First recorded in 1790–1800; counterrevolution + -ary
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Related Words for counter-revolutionary

rightist, rigid, regressive, counterrevolutionary, traditionalist, right, obscurantist, Tory, ultraconservative, diehard, royalist, mossback, die-hard, orthodox, traditional, retrogressive, traditionalistic, old-line, standpat, intransigent

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noun plural -aries
  1. a person opposed to revolution
  2. a person who opposes a specific revolution or revolutionary government
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  1. characterized by opposition to a revolution or revolutions in general
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