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See definition of reactionary on Dictionary.com
  • adj.conservative
  • nounperson who is politically conservative

synonyms for reactionary

  • counterrevolutionary
  • regressive
  • rightist
  • rigid
  • Tory
  • obscurantist
  • right
  • die-hard
  • old-line
  • orthodox
  • retrogressive
  • standpat
  • traditional
  • traditionalistic
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antonyms for reactionary

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  • liberal
  • progressive
  • radical
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How to use reactionary in a sentence

Conspiratorial doubt is not one that moves the world forward but a reactionary belief that tethers our world to the status quo.
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There is good reason to hope, in other words, that the current Supreme Court wouldn’t be so reactionary as to strike down a vaccine mandate.
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Otherwise they are subject to the whims of a reactionary process that you have no say in whatsoever.
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However, one reason the right’s reactionary movement wields political power is that many of the tones underlying the debates over free speech on campuses are also playing out in conservative media outlets.
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To Goulding, Microsoft’s new offering is unproven yet and a reactionary move.
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It was one of the conservative sheets, comic-less, reactionary Republican to the core.
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This was effected, and Louis Philippe was balked of his desire to interfere in Portugal to promote a reactionary policy.
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Her husband expressed himself forcibly on a public occasion against some reactionary measures of the government.
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Into this surcharged atmosphere came Metternich with his exaggerated statements about the great reactionary party in France.
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We are not speaking of a reactionary revolution but of the "activist."
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