or Ther·mi·do·re·an

[ thur-mi-dawr-ee-uh n, -dohr- ]
/ ˌθɜr mɪˈdɔr i ən, -ˈdoʊr- /


a member of the French moderate group who participated in the downfall of Robespierre and his followers on the 9th Thermidor (July 27th), 1794.
a supporter of the reactionary movement following this coup d'état.

Origin of Thermidorian

From the French word thermidorien, dating back to 1820–30. See Thermidor, -ian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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