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Definitions of reactionary

  1. an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. extremely conservative Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Being, causing, or favoring reaction; as, reactionary movements. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. One who favors reaction, or seeks to undo political progress or revolution. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. One who favors a return to an old or opposite system; one who seeks to undo political progress. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Pertaining to, or causing, reverse or return action; favoring a return to an old or opposite system. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. For or implying reaction. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Tending to react or retrograde. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Implying or favouring reaction, specially backward action. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. One who promotes such action. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Implying reaction; in politics and history, applied to certain stages in the progress of events, when, after a decided movement in one direction, as, for example, towards democracy, the movement either remains stationary, or contrary sentiments begin to predominate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
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