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reactionary

, reactionist
1. of, relating to, or characterized by reaction, esp against radical political or social change
2. a person opposed to radical change
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The ongoing crisis in the region shows "a pervasive plot by the US, the Zionists and reactionaries in the region," Velayati said, describing the plot as a "dream" which will not "come true".
In their campaign to starve out the public sector, the Bush reactionaries allowed developers to drain vast areas of wetlands.
They, and the media controlled by them, continue to discredit by every means possible the so-called social conservatives as a tiny minority of far-right reactionaries who stand in the way of progress and freedom.
Ford's life, in Watts's telling, seems like it was lived to flesh out precisely this question--why is it that self-made men are often more committed reactionaries than the blue bloods?
Disillusioned time after time, he eventually embraced the Vichy regime only to find that once again his political heroes were merely sloganizing reactionaries.
Most important, it is to be a faithful believer in what is clearly a post-Christian age, for Christians are now the paradigmatic reactionaries.
The cries of anguish by higher ed because of reductions in state funding appear to presuppose that adequate funds exist and it is only because the anti-intellectuals, rednecks, and reactionaries in state and local government are somehow "punishing" education, that adequate funding is not being made available.
For ethical reasons" the Auchan supermarket chain quickly refused to distribute her books, and she has been savaged by reactionaries of all stripes.
In a retelling of the 1981 attempt on John Paul II's life, Szulc's fictional tale has progressive French pontiff Gregory XVII gunned down by a mysterious band of religious reactionaries.