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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.

RELATED WORDS

backlash, right, relapse, regression, withdrawal, retrogression, retreat, obscurantism, retrenchment, Toryism

Nearby words

counterproposition, counterpunch, counterpurchase, counterreformation, counterreply, counterrevolution, counterrevolutionary, counterrotating, counterscarp, countershading, countershaft

Origin of counterrevolution

1785–95; counter- + revolution, as translation of French contre-révolution
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counterrevolution


n.

also counter-revolution, 1791, from counter- + revolution. First recorded in U.S. with reference to American Revolution.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper