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unreconstructed

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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 Not reconciled to social, political, or economic change; maintaining outdated attitudes, beliefs, and practices.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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not reconstructed.
  • adj. Unreconciled to social or cultural change; particularly with respect to the Reconstruction after the American Civil War.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. adhering to an attitude or position widely held to be outmoded

Etymologies

un- +‎ reconstructed (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Matthew Yglesias » Chait on the Netroots

  • 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.

    Under Fire

  • 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.

    The Guardian World News

  • 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.

    AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed

  • Let's face it, you are a little 'unreconstructed' but that is part of your charm.

    Its Goodbye to Humour.

  • There's a kind of unreconstructed species prejudice at work: a lion is one of us but a lizard is not.

    Last Chance to See

  • She was entirely "unreconstructed" to the day of her death.

    I. Boyhood and Youth

  • South -- but also of the sweet absurdity of the "unreconstructed" point of view.

    American Adventures A Second Trip 'Abroad at home'

  • 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.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions

  • After the war, he became notorious as the most implacable and "unreconstructed" of all the

    The end of an era,

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