counterrevolutionary counterrevolutionary  /ˌkaʊn tər rɛ və ˈlu ʃə ˌnɛ ri/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a revolutionary whose aim is to reverse the changes introduced by an earlier revolution
  2. (adj) relating to or being a counterrevolution
  3. (adj) marked by opposition or antipathy to revolution

Usage(s):

  1. Sample Generacin Y post: I wonder when prosperity will stop being seen as counterrevolutionary.
  2. We do not agree with any policy that nurtures and allows counterrevolutionary forces to carry out activities against Vietnam.
  3. The Party's verdict on the Tiananmen proteststhat they amounted to a counterrevolutionary actwas never reversed by Deng, and is also an indissoluble part of his legacy.

News

  • Will 2013 See Progress in Chinas Rights Protection?

    Twenty-four years after the June 4 massacre, China is finally releasing from prison the last of the Tiananmen protesters who were convicted of "counterrevolutionary" offences, but spared execution. They are a tragic lot – seriously ill, often mentally as well as physically.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Foreign Relations

Quotes

  • "Still, there was something sad about the counterrevolutionary activism of Pepin Bosch," writes Gjelten (once again on track), a progressive industrialist who "found himself bankrolling bombing missions and paramilitary operations."
    on Sep 8, 2008 By: Tom Gjelten Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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