Definitions for Reactionaryriˈæk ʃəˌnɛr i
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
re•ac•tion•ar•yriˈæk ʃəˌnɛr i(adj.; n.)(pl.)-ar•ies.
(adj.)pertaining to, marked by, or favoring reaction, esp. in politics; extremely conservative.
(n.)a reactionary person.
reactionary, ultraconservative, extreme right-winger(adj)
an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism
reactionary, reactionist, far-right(adj)
One who is opposed to change.
One who is very conservative.
Opposed to change; urging a return to a previous state.
Origin: From réactionnaire. Used in the time of the French revolution to refer to a person opposing the revolution; as in a person favoring a reaction to the revolution. First known usage in English in a translation of Lazare Carnot's letter on the Conspiracy of the 18th Fructidor published in London, 1799.
being, causing, or favoring reaction; as, reactionary movements
one who favors reaction, or seeks to undo political progress or revolution
A reactionary is a person who holds political viewpoints that favor a return to a previous state in a society. The word can also be an adjective describing such viewpoints or policies. Reactionaries are considered to be one end of a political spectrum whose opposite pole is radicalism, though reactionary ideologies may be themselves radical. While it has not been generally considered positive to be regarded as a reactionary it has been adopted as a self-description by some such as Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, Gerald Warner of Craigenmaddie and John Lukacs.
Translations for Reactionary
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(plural reˈactionaries ) (a person) opposed to change and progress or favouring a return to things as they were.
- reacionárioPortuguese (BR)
- reaktionær; reaktionær personDanish
- ارتجاعی؛ واپس گرایانه؛ مرتجعFarsi
- reakcionaran, nazadanCroatian
- afturhaldssamur maðurIcelandic
- reakcingas; reakcionieriusLithuanian
- reaksjonær, bakstreverskNorwegian
- reakcyjny, reakcjonistaPolish
- ارتجاعی؛ واپس گرایانه؛ مرتجعPersian
- مرتجع، ارتجاعىPashto
- reakcionár; reakcionárskySlovak
- gerici (kimse)Turkish
- 反動的Chinese (Trad.)
- реакційний; реакціонерUkrainian
- رجعت پسندUrdu
- phản độngVietnamese
- 反动的Chinese (Simp.)
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