Share this entry

reactionary
American English: /riˈækʃəˌnɛri/
British English: /rɪˈakʃ(ə)n(ə)ri/

Translation of reactionary in Spanish:

adjective

  • [pejorative]
    Example sentences
    • It is a highly political ruling with reactionary consequences for both asylum-seekers and democratic rights as a whole.
    • To make matters even worse, a Democratic president, Buchanan, gave his political support to these reactionary efforts.
    • In a professional army, the extent of deeply reactionary political sentiment is far greater.

noun plural -ries

  • [pejorative]
    reaccionario, (-ria) (masculine, feminine) [pejorative]
    Example sentences
    • The lesson of the story was that from a long-term point of view, all reactionaries are paper tigers.
    • He is an opportunist and a power hungry reactionary, I don't even see him ‘liberalising’ the economy.
    • No mere reactionary, Schwartz was also interested in and informed about contemporary art that might look very different from his own.

Definition of reactionary in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day exemplum
    Pronunciation: ɪɡˈzɛmpləm
    noun
    an example or model...
    Cultural fact of the day

    rastro

    In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.