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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj reactionist extremely conservative
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Reactionist A reactionary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n reactionist A favorer of reaction; an advocate of old methods or principles; a reactionary.
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In literature:

One of these unregenerate reactionists was Flavilla.
"The Green Mouse" by Robert W. Chambers
Musing by the window, Peter succeeded in stating his problem more broadly: Why was Captain Renfrew an intellectual reactionist?
"Birthright" by T.S. Stribling
The partizans of the Commune declared vehemently that those who voted in the affirmative were reactionists.
"Paris under the Commune" by John Leighton
Privilege had been so shorn that those who desired to make that the foundation were necessarily not conservatives, but reactionists.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866" by Various
Charlotte Corday was a reactionist, but she slew Marat and died calmly and bravely.
"A Girl of the Commune" by George Alfred Henty
He was then so powerful that the reactionists of the West cried for Russian cannon, to be used against the Reds.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866" by Various
The Pharisees were reactionists and conservatives.
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
The facts, however, are inconsistent with this picturesque theory of contemporary reactionists.
"The American Mind" by Bliss Perry
To the great chagrin of Reactionists, it has drawn from under the feet of industry the national ground on which it stood.
"Manifesto of the Communist Party" by Karl Marx
The Reactionists had at least vitality enough to make a death-struggle.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 81, July, 1864" by Various
With the exception of the interlude during the reign of the reactionist Julian, Christianity was the established religion of the Empire.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
Desmarais may someday, if my distrust be well grounded, blossom forth into one of these furious reactionists.
"The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2" by Eugène Sue
The old clear-sighted Parisian sections hated them more than the down right reactionists.
"History of the Commune of 1871" by P. Lissagary
Leave all that to the reactionists.
"The Jew" by Joseph Ignatius Kraszewski
No means were left unemployed by the reactionists to secure a victory.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 1. No 1, June 1850" by Various