Antonyms for reactionist

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Yet he has abandoned the policy of the late king by appointing a reactionist ministry.

"I care as much for the liberty of other people as for that of France," said a Federal to a reactionist.

Charlotte Corday was a reactionist, but she slew Marat and died calmly and bravely.

Rousseau was an exception, but then Rousseau was in truth a reactionist, and not a loyal member of the great company of reformers.

Reactionist in, and it soon became the fashion to decry the once much-lauded philosopher.

Your reactionist principles against Cavaignac and his colleagues, can be of no disservice to you at present.

They would accuse you of being, what you are doubtless, a reactionist, and you might get into trouble.

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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