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reactionary (adjective), more reactionary, most reactionary
1. A reference to a response which is strongly opposed to any new approach to what one is convinced is correct and appropriate: The politician's reactionary policy did not stop the movement for political and social reforms advocated by other members of his party.
2. Etymology: from Latin reactionnaire, "to favor a return to a previous state of affairs."
Pertaining to moving in the opposite direction.
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