Definition of counterrevolution in English:

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counterrevolution

Pronunciation: /ˌkoun(t)ərˌrevəˈlo͞oSH(ə)n/

noun

A revolution opposing a former one or reversing its results.
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

counterrevolutionary

Pronunciation: /ˌkoun(t)əˌrevəˈlo͞oSHənerē/
adjective& noun
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.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: coun·ter·rev·o·lu·tion

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