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noun [C]     /riˈæk.ʃən.ər.i/ US  /-er-/ disapproving
a person who is opposed to political or social change or new ideas: Reactionaries are preventing reforms.Custom, tradition and conformity reactionary     adjective Reactionary forces/elements in the industry are preventing its progress towards greater efficiency.Custom, tradition and conformity
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