Anti reactionary

reactionary

[ree-ak-shuh-ner-ee]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, marked by, or favoring reaction, especially extreme conservatism or rightism in politics; opposing political or social change.
noun, plural reactionaries.
2.
a reactionary person.
Also, reactionist.


Origin:
1830–40; reaction + -ary; compare French réactionnaire

reactionism, reactionaryism, reactionarism [ree-ak-shuh-nuh-riz-uhm] , noun
antireactionary, noun, plural antireactionaries, adjective
half-reactionary, adjective
nonreactionary, adjective, noun, plural nonreactionaries.
semireactionary, adjective, noun, plural semireactionaries.
unreactionary, adjective

proactive, reactionary, reactive.


1, 2. ultraconservative.


1, 2. radical.
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reactionary or reactionist (rɪˈækʃənərɪ, -ʃənrɪ)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or characterized by reaction, esp against radical political or social change
 
n , -aries, -ists
2.  a person opposed to radical change
 
reactionist or reactionist
 
adj
 
n
 
re'actionism or reactionist
 
n

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reactionary
1840, on model of Fr. réactionnaire (19c.), from réaction (see reaction). In Marxist use, opposed to revolutionary and used opprobriously in ref. to opponents of communism (1858).
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reactionary definition


An extremely conservative person or position that not only resists change but seeks to return to the “good old days” of an earlier social order.

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