unreconstructed

[ uhn-ree-kuhn-struhk-tid ]
/ ˌʌn ri kənˈstrʌk tɪd /

adjective

stubbornly maintaining earlier positions, beliefs, etc.; not adjusted to new or current situations: an unreconstructed conservative.
U.S. History. (of Southern states) not accepting the conditions for reinstatement in the Union after the Civil War.

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Origin of unreconstructed

First recorded in 1865–70, Americanism;un-1 + reconstruct + -ed2
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unreconstructed
/ (ˌʌnriːkənsˈtrʌktɪd) /

adjective

mainly US unwilling to accept social and economic change, as exemplified by those White Southerners who refused to accept the Reconstruction after the Civil War
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