An example of a reactionary view is the desire to stop federal funding for birth control.
An example of a reactionary is a person who believes in no federal funding for health care.
Origin of reactionary
- From French rÃ©actionnaire. Used in the time of the French revolution to refer to a person opposing the revolution; as in a person favoring a reaction to the revolution. First known usage in English in a translation of Lazare Carnot's letter on the Conspiracy of the 18th Fructidor published in London, 1799.