reactionaryism

[ ree-ak-shuh-ner-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF reactionaryism
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The result of their reactionaryism is an enormous increase of the burdens of taxation.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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