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1. A revolution whose aim is the deposition and reversal of a political or social system set up by a previous revolution.
2. A movement to oppose revolutionary tendencies and developments.

coun′ter·rev′o·lu′tion·ar′y (-shə-nĕr′ē) adj. & n.
coun′ter·rev′o·lu′tion·ist n.


(ˈkaʊn tərˌrɛv əˈlu ʃəˌnɛr i)

adj., n., pl. -ar•ies. adj.
1. characteristic of or resulting from a counterrevolution.
2. opposing a revolution or revolutionary government.
3. Also, coun•ter•rev•o•lu•tion•ist (ˈkaʊn tərˌrɛv əˈlu ʃə nɪst) a person who advocates or engages in a counterrevolution.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counterrevolutionary - a revolutionary whose aim is to reverse the changes introduced by an earlier revolution
revolutionary, revolutionist, subversive, subverter - a radical supporter of political or social revolution
Adj.1.counterrevolutionary - relating to or being a counterrevolution
2.counterrevolutionary - marked by opposition or antipathy to revolution; "ostracized for his counterrevolutionary tendencies"
revolutionary - advocating or engaged in revolution; "revolutionary pamphlets"; "a revolutionary junta"
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TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Kuwait's Charge d'Affaires to Tehran over a conference held in the Arab country which was attended by counterrevolutionaries backed by foreign states.
Yet Maistre's appeal to providence to explain the Revolution was unremarkable among counterrevolutionaries, as Jacques Godechot and Paul Beik have documented.
And, for those who feel asphyxiated by the current state of affairs, substantial evidence proves the grip of the counterrevolutionaries is much like that of a dominatrix -- an unrealistic construct from which Americans and its politicians can be released, if they so choose.
According to him, this unity actually lies in its regressive nature: "not all counterrevolutionaries are conservative (.
This was easier said than done, for there was no consensus among the citizens of the republic about whether they preferred revolutionaries or counterrevolutionaries to disembark from the vessels arriving from Saint-Domingue.
As for the counterrevolutionaries, they will certainly fail before the thunderous movement of the streetC* And until their resistance ends C*"let them have their fun".
The anti-Communist Left condemned the Soviets as oppressors of the proletariat and counterrevolutionaries posing as socialists.
Stephenson's methodology aside, his subject matter is the German soldiers serving on the Western Front from late fall 1918 through the civil war of early 1919, where they played the role of counterrevolutionaries against radical socialists, often sailors who spent the war in harbors and logistics forces ensconced in rear-echelon formations.
Like most, Khoi Governor Ebrahim Mohammadlu-Bamdad focused his attention on counterrevolutionaries.
Conspiracy in the French Revolution addresses a topic that has long been regarded as central to the political dynamic of the French Revolution: the seemingly boundless preoccupation of both revolutionaries and counterrevolutionaries with conspiracy and other forms of political intrigue.
They squeezed my wrists very hard, beat me in the back in the kidney area, and when people stepped in to do something, they said we were counterrevolutionaries.
Woell, who acknowledges that the precise number of those killed will never be known, cites a low-end estimate that at least 160 supporters of the First Republic were murdered while Machecoul was in the hands of counterrevolutionaries during March and April of 1793.