noun, plural re·ac·tion·ar·ies.
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Example sentences from the Web for reactionary
I do, however, intend it to sound mean about the reactionary, prejudice-infested place she comes from.
Reactionary movements are, first and foremost, not rational.Rage Against GamerGate’s Hate Machine: What I Got For Speaking Up|Arthur Chu|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The 4th of July has been reactionary, chauvinistic, and out-of-date since 1776.P.J. O'Rourke: 27 Sensitive, Caring, Green, and Politically Committed Reasons to Ban July 4th|P. J. O’Rourke|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Reactionary conservative candidates did alarmingly well in recent elections for the European Parliament.
So Rove—I will give him this much—knows the workings of the fearful, reactionary mind.
It was one of the conservative sheets, comic-less, reactionary Republican to the core.
This was effected, and Louis Philippe was balked of his desire to interfere in Portugal to promote a reactionary policy.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Her husband expressed himself forcibly on a public occasion against some reactionary measures of the government.
Into this surcharged atmosphere came Metternich with his exaggerated statements about the great reactionary party in France.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
We are not speaking of a reactionary revolution but of the "activist."The New Society|Walther Rathenau
British Dictionary definitions for reactionary
noun plural -aries or -ists
Derived forms of reactionaryreactionism, noun
Cultural definitions for reactionary
An extremely conservative person or position that not only resists change but seeks to return to the “good old days” of an earlier social order.