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Definition of Reactionary


  1. Being, causing, or favoring reaction; as, reactionary movements.
  2. One who favors reaction, or seeks to undo political progress or revolution.

Reactionary Quotations

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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead.
Theodore Roosevelt

A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The neo-cons constitute a radical reactionary fringe of the planning spectrum, but the spectrum is narrow.
Noam Chomsky

An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.
Andre Maurois
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Reactionary Translations

reactionary in Dutch is reactionair
reactionary in Italian is reazionario
reactionary in Spanish is reaccionario

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