Definition of Counterrevolutionary

1. Noun. A revolutionary whose aim is to reverse the changes introduced by an earlier revolution.


2. Adjective. Relating to or being a counterrevolution.
Partainyms: Counterrevolution
Derivative terms: Counterrevolution

3. Adjective. Marked by opposition or antipathy to revolution. "Ostracized for his counterrevolutionary tendencies"
Antonyms: Revolutionary

Definition of Counterrevolutionary

1. adj. marked by opposition or antipathy to revolution; as, ostracized for his counterrevolutionary tendencies. Opposite of revolutionary.

Definition of Counterrevolutionary

1. Adjective. In opposition to a revolution ¹

2. Noun. A person who opposes a revolution and attempts to reverse the changes made by it ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Counterrevolutionary

counterreaction
counterreactions
counterreceptor
counterreceptors
counterreform
counterreformation
counterreformer
counterreformers
counterreforms
counterremark
counterremarks
counterresistance
counterresponse
counterrevolution
counterrevolutionaries
counterrevolutionary (current term)
counterrevolutionist
counterrevolutions
counterrhythm
counterrhythmic
counterrhythms
counterriot
counterriots
counters
countersalient
countersang
countersank
counterscale
counterscarp
counterscarps

Literary usage of Counterrevolutionary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Continuing Religious Repression in China by Asia Watch Committee (U.S.), Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1993)
"It has been ascertained by investigation that these counterrevolutionary elements ... They also energetically engaged in counterrevolutionary propaganda and ..."

2. Detained in China and Tibet: A Directory of Political and Religious Prisoners by Robin Munro, Mickey Spiegel, Asia Watch Committee (U.S.) (1994)
"After being seized by local security officials on the second occasion, he "continued to shout the above-mentioned counterrevolutionary slogans while being ..."

3. Cutting Off the Serpent's Head: Tightening Control in Tibet, 1994-1995 by Tibet Information Network, Robert Barnett, Human Rights Watch/Asia, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1996)
"For those who have, the charge is almost always "counterrevolutionary incitement," according to court documents which have been smuggled out of Tibet.147 ..."

4. Political Prisoners in Tibet by Asia Watch Committee (U.S.), Human Rights Watch (Organization), Tibet Information Network (1992)
"The group was accused of "ganging up together to illegally establish a counterrevolutionary organization, Gangchen (Gangs-can) Youth Association [also known ..."

5. China: State Control of Religion by Mickey Spiegel, Human Rights Watch/Asia (1997)
"According to police allegations, the group was a reactivation of the Ancient Buddhist Hall which had previously been branded counterrevolutionary (China in ..."

6. Dangerous Minds: Political Psychiatry in China Today and Its Origins in the by Robin Munro (2002)
"The first two of these four categories...account for two-thirds of all cases of counterrevolutionary incitement.162 Between 1980 and 1991, the proportion of ..."

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