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Synonyms for reactionary
riˈæk ʃəˌnɛr ire·ac·tiona·ry

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  1. reactionarynoun

    Antonyms:
    nonreactionary

  2. reactionarynoun

    Opposed to change; urging a return to a previous state.

    Antonyms:
    nonreactionary

  3. reactionaryadjective

    Very conservative.

    Antonyms:
    nonreactionary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reactionary, ultraconservative, extreme right-wingeradjective

    an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism

    Synonyms:
    ultraconservative, extreme right-winger

    Antonyms:
    left, center

  2. reactionary, reactionist, far-rightadjective

    extremely conservative

    Synonyms:
    reactionist, far-right

    Antonyms:
    left, center

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "reactionary":

    retrograde, regressive, backward-looking, non-retroactivity

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How to use reactionary in a sentence?

  1. President Trump:

    This weekend two right-wing groups sought to hold peaceful rallies. Their leaders — Patriot Prayer’s Joey Gibson, a Japanese-American, andAmber Cummings, a transgender President Trump supporter — explicitly denounced racism. Amid fears of violence, both cancelled their events. Antifa showed up anyway, outnumbering and terrorizing any right-wingers or President Trump supporters who dared show their faces. Antifa views President Trump as fundamentally reactionary, as a necessary opposition to corrosive ideologies. But because your foe is a really bad guy does n’t mean you’re inherently a good one. Movements are defined not merely by what they oppose but by what they do. Antifa’s censorious criminality resembles the very political behavior it claims to fight. The mainstream left ought to denounce it as much as the right should reject white supremacists.

  2. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:

    The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.

  3. Chris Weston:

    It seems logical that they would want to see the wash up from this week's Federal Reserve meeting and hold the ability to be reactionary, if we see anything from Mr. Kuroda and the BOJ today, it will be setting the scene for additional measures if they so need.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    History respects revolutions; and yet, if a revolution is progressive, support it; if it is reactionary, resist it!

  5. Marshal Tito:

    Any movement in history which attempts to perpetuate itself, becomes reactionary.

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