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counter-revolutionary Line breaks: counter-revolu¦tion¦ary
Pronunciation: /ˌkaʊntəˌrɛvəˈluːʃ(ə)n(ə)ri/

Definition of counter-revolutionary in English:


Engaged in or promoting a revolution that opposes a previous one or reverses its results: there was almost no violent counter-revolutionary activity
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  • Meanwhile, in almost every other country counter-revolutionary tendencies were gaining ground.
  • A blogger accused of spying and counter-revolutionary activities has been jailed for 14 years.
  • Members of the other parties were described as counter-revolutionary.


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A person who advocates or engages in a revolution that opposes a previous one or reverses its results: counter-revolutionaries had blown up a freighter full of armaments
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  • He denounced him as a counter-revolutionary bent on overthrowing the government.
  • A strong counter-revolutionary, he helped to support the Admiral's activities.
  • The assumption is that the mere act of opposing self-proclaimed revolutionaries is all that it takes to make one a counter-revolutionary.

Words that rhyme with counter-revolutionary

ablutionary, devolutionary, elocutionary, evolutionary, revolutionary, substitutionary
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