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reactionary (adj) – Characterised by reaction, especially opposition to progress or liberalism; extremely conservative.

(noun) – An opponent of progress or liberalism; an extreme conservative.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1831, on model of French r?actionnaire (19th century), from r?action. In Marxist use, “tending toward reversing existing tendencies,” opposed to revolutionary and used opprobriously in reference to opponents of communism, by 1858. As a noun, “person considered reactionary,” especially in politics, one who seeks to check or undo political action, by 1855.