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counterrevolutionary

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

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.

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

Origin of counterrevolutionary

First recorded in 1790–1800; counterrevolution + -ary
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Examples from the Web for counterrevolutionary

  • The counterrevolutionary movement began in mere riot and outrage.

    History of Modern Europe 1972-1878|C. A. Fyffe