Charlotte Corday was a reactionist, but she slew Marat and died calmly and bravely.
Yet he has abandoned the policy of the late king by appointing a reactionist ministry.
They would accuse you of being, what you are doubtless, a reactionist, and you might get into trouble.
Rousseau was an exception, but then Rousseau was in truth a reactionist, and not a loyal member of the great company of reformers.
"I care as much for the liberty of other people as for that of France," said a Federal to a reactionist.
Your reactionist principles against Cavaignac and his colleagues, can be of no disservice to you at present.
reactionist in, and it soon became the fashion to decry the once much-lauded philosopher.
1831, on model of French réactionnaire (19c.), from réaction (see reaction). In Marxist use, "tending toward reversing existing tendencies," opposed to revolutionary and used opprobriously in reference to opponents of communism, by 1858. As a noun, "person considered reactionary," especially in politics, one who seeks to check or undo political action, by 1855.
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.