Reactionary - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |riˈækʃəneri|  American pronunciation of the word reactionary
Brit.  |rɪˈakʃ(ə)n(ə)ri|  British pronunciation of the word reactionary

noun

- an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism (syn: ultraconservative)

adjective

- opposed to political or social liberalism or reform (syn: far-right, reactionist)

Examples

...reactionary guardians of proper English usage invariably regard every new coinage that comes along as a nonword...

it is plain that he is no reactionary

Word forms

adjective
singular: reactionary
plural: reactionaries
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