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Noun: reactionary  ree'ak-shu,ne-ree [N. Amer], ree'ak-shu-n(u-)ree [Brit]
  1. An extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism
    - ultraconservative, extreme right-winger
Adjective: reactionary  ree'ak-shu,ne-ree [N. Amer], ree'ak-shu-n(u-)ree [Brit]
  1. Extremely conservative
    - reactionist, far-right

Derived forms: reactionaries

See also: right

Type of: conservative, conservativist

Encyclopedia: Reactionary