Meaning of reactionary

re•ac•tion•ar•y

Pronunciation: (rē-ak'shu-ner"ē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ar•ies.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, marked by, or favoring reaction, esp. extreme conservatism or rightism in politics; opposing political or social change.
—n.
  1. a reactionary person.
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