Political and social identities

reactionary
(adj)
re-AC-shǝn-ǝ-ree
Meaning

opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; illiberal

1st Sample Sentence

In the election, this candidate can expect to be supported by reactionary voters who approve of his opposition to immigration and social welfare spending.

Root

re (back)#agere (to do, act) (Latin)

Mnemonics

Reactionary is a person who REACTS to every big or small change. Reactionary - Actionary is to perform some action, but reactionary is to restrain/suppress the action i.e. to recoil the progress.

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