unreconstructed
adjective Date: 1867 not reconciled to some political, economic, or social change <
an unreconstructed rebel
>
; also holding stubbornly to a particular belief, view, place, or style <
an unreconstructed hard-liner
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • unreconstructed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not reconciled or converted to the current political theory or movement …   English terms dictionary

  • unreconstructed — ☆ unreconstructed [un΄rē΄kən struk′tid ] adj. 1. not reconstructed 2. holding to an earlier, outmoded practice or point of view …   English World dictionary

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  • unreconstructed — /un ree keuhn struk tid/, adj. 1. stubbornly maintaining earlier positions, beliefs, etc.; not adjusted to new or current situations: an unreconstructed conservative. 2. U.S. Hist. (of Southern states) not accepting the conditions for… …   Universalium

  • unreconstructed — un|re|con|struct|ed [ ,ʌnrikən strʌktəd ] adjective not changing your attitudes or beliefs, though many people believe a change would be good: She is an unreconstructed supporter of the Confederacy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unreconstructed — adjective 1》 not reconciled or converted to the current political theory or movement: unreconstructed Communists. 2》 not rebuilt …   English new terms dictionary

  • unreconstructed — UK [ˌʌnriːkənˈstrʌktɪd] / US [ˌʌnrɪkənˈstrʌktəd] adjective not changing your attitudes or beliefs, though many people believe a change would be good She is an unreconstructed supporter of the grammar led approach to language learning …   English dictionary

  • unreconstructed — un•re•con•struct•ed [[t]ˌʌn ri kənˈstrʌk tɪd[/t]] adj. amh. stubbornly maintaining earlier positions, beliefs, etc.; not adjusted to new or current situations: an unreconstructed conservative[/ex] • Etymology: 1865–70, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • unreconstructed — /ʌnrikənˈstrʌktəd/ (say unreekuhn struktuhd ) adjective 1. not reconstructed. 2. (of a person) not relinquishing attitudes and styles of expression deemed to be outmoded or politically incorrect: an unreconstructed chauvinist.… …   Australian English dictionary

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