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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.
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Noun1.counterrevolutionist - 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
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Whoever was against this principle was against the Communist Party and socialism, and so was a counterrevolutionist.
Born in Martinique, Josephine was first married to the vicomte Alexandre Beauharnais, who was executed as a counterrevolutionist in 1794.
Race became an integral element in the oratorical and political arsenal of the counterrevolutionists.