noun, plural re·ac·tion·ar·ies.
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Example sentences from the Web for reactionary
Charlotte Corday was a reactionist, but she slew Marat and died calmly and bravely.A Girl of the Commune|George Alfred Henty
Rousseau was an exception, but then Rousseau was in truth a reactionist, and not a loyal member of the great company of reformers.Diderot and the Encyclopdists|John Morley
Reactionist in, and it soon became the fashion to decry the once much-lauded philosopher.The Sayings of Confucius|Confucius
Your reactionist principles against Cavaignac and his colleagues, can be of no disservice to you at present.
They would accuse you of being, what you are doubtless, a reactionist, and you might get into trouble.Paris under the Commune|John Leighton
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.