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REACTIONARY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does reactionary mean? 

REACTIONARY (noun)
  The noun REACTIONARY has 1 sense:

1. an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism

  Familiarity information: REACTIONARY used as a noun is very rare.


REACTIONARY (adjective)
  The adjective REACTIONARY has 1 sense:

1. extremely conservative

  Familiarity information: REACTIONARY used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REACTIONARY (noun)


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Meaning:

An extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

extreme right-winger; reactionary; ultraconservative

Hypernyms ("reactionary" is a kind of...):

conservative; conservativist (a person who has conservative ideas or opinions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reactionary"):

Bourbon (a reactionary politician in the United States (usually from the South))

Blimp; Colonel Blimp (any elderly pompous reactionary ultranationalistic person (after the cartoon character created by Sir David Low))


REACTIONARY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Extremely conservative

Synonyms:

far-right; reactionary; reactionist

Similar:

right (of or belonging to the political or intellectual right)


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