Definition of counter-revolution in English:

counter-revolution

Line breaks: counter-revolu¦tion

noun

A revolution opposing a former one or reversing its results: the monarch plans to put himself at the head of the enemies of the revolution to attempt a counter-revolution [mass noun]: the threat of successful counter-revolution
More example sentences
  • The monarch plans to put himself at the head of the enemies of the revolution to attempt a counter-revolution.
  • But as events played out the revolution failed and the counter-revolution soon set in.
  • Marx also saw that to be successful the workers' revolution had to be able to defend itself against counter-revolution by capitalist and reactionary forces.

Derivatives

counter-revolutionary

adjective & noun
More example sentences
  • The Soviet Union was an essentially counter-revolutionary state whose main interventions in the world were to subvert genuine revolutionary movements.
  • At the time, the US was covertly backing the contras, the counter-revolutionaries who opposed the Sandinistas.
  • Despite their counter-revolutionary stance and terrorist methods, these extremists had no doubt that they had right on their side.

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