American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not reconciled to social, political, or economic change; maintaining outdated attitudes, beliefs, and practices.
- adj. Not reconciled to the outcome of the American Civil War.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not reconstructed; specifically, in United States politics, not yet reorganized as a State of the Union: applied to seceded States after the civil war; also, loosely, to citizens of the South not reconciled to the results of that war.
- adj. Not reconstructed.
- adj. Unreconciled to social or cultural change; particularly with respect to the Reconstruction after the American Civil War.
- adj. adhering to an attitude or position widely held to be outmoded
- un- + reconstructed (Wiktionary)
“It’s perhaps more than anything else this realization – that the mobilization of the unreconstructed is a permanent fixture in American politics – that separates, not just the netroots, but the liberal bloggers in general, from Chait and his more high-minded comrades.”
“The other agencies were overrun by a number of young Indians of what might be termed the unreconstructed class, and these, excited by reports brought in by runners from the openly hostile, were slipping off in scores to join them.”
“Sixty-six years after the end of the second world war, and 50 years after the Berlin Wall went up, the so-called unreconstructed Germans are allegedly at it again: seeking hegemony over the rest of Europe.”
“If you buy the biblical spin of the Religious Right folks -- that make up the bulk of the Tea Party movement -- the implication is clear: Jesus will soon return, send all Democrats, gays, blacks, progressives, liberals, college-educated unbelievers, etc., to Hell, while saving what Sarah Palin calls "us" "Real Americans" -- in other words unreconstructed frightened and resentful white lower middle class Americans.”
“Let's face it, you are a little 'unreconstructed' but that is part of your charm.”
“There's a kind of unreconstructed species prejudice at work: a lion is one of us but a lizard is not.”
“She was entirely "unreconstructed" to the day of her death.”
“South -- but also of the sweet absurdity of the "unreconstructed" point of view.”
“At this moment a great deal of exaggerated talk was current as to the sunny life and easy wealth of Latin America, and under its influences many "unreconstructed" Southerners made their way to Mexico, Brazil, Peru, or the Argentine.”
“After the war, he became notorious as the most implacable and "unreconstructed" of all the”
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