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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 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

There's a toxicity within gaming culture, and also in tech culture, that drives this misogynist hatred, this reactionary backlash against women who have anything to say, especially those who have critiques or who are feminists.
Anita Sarkeesian

We oppose the reactionary policies of the U.S. government but we do not oppose the American people. We want to have many good friends in the United States.
Kim Jong Il

Now that virtually every career is an option for ambitious girls, it can no longer be considered regressive or reactionary to reintroduce discussion of marriage and motherhood to primary education. We certainly do not want to return to the simplistic duality of home economics classes for girls and wood shop for boys.
Camille Paglia
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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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