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rev·o·lu·tion·ar·y

 (rĕv′ə-lo͞o′shə-nĕr′ē)
adj.
1.
a. often Revolutionary Relating to or being a revolution: revolutionary war; a museum of the Revolutionary era.
b. Bringing about or supporting a political or social revolution: revolutionary pamphlets.
2. Marked by or resulting in radical change: a revolutionary discovery.
n. pl. rev·o·lu·tion·ar·ies
1. A militant in the struggle for revolution.
2. A supporter of revolutionary principles.

rev′o·lu′tion·ar′i·ly adv.
rev′o·lu′tion·ar′i·ness n.

revolutionary

(ˌrɛvəˈluːʃənərɪ)
n, pl -aries
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who advocates or engages in revolution
adj
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) relating to or characteristic of a revolution
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) advocating or engaged in revolution
3. radically new or different: a revolutionary method of making plastics.
4. rotating or revolving
ˌrevoˈlutionarily adv

Revolutionary

(ˌrɛvəˈluːʃənərɪ)
adj
1. (Historical Terms) chiefly US of or relating to the conflict or period of the War of American Independence (1775–83)
2. (Historical Terms) of or relating to any of various other Revolutions, esp the Russian Revolution (1917) or the French Revolution (1789)

rev•o•lu•tion•ar•y

(ˌrɛv əˈlu ʃəˌnɛr i)

adj., n., pl. -ar•ies. adj.
1. pertaining to or of the nature of a revolution.
2. productive of or characterized by radical change: a revolutionary discovery.
3. (cap.) of or pertaining to the American Revolution or to the period contemporaneous with it.
n.
4. Also, rev`o•lu′tion•ist. a person who advocates or takes part in a revolution.
[1765–75]
rev`o•lu`tion•ar′i•ly, adv.

revolutionary

An individual attempting to effect a social or political change through the use of extreme measures. See also antiterrorism.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.revolutionary - a radical supporter of political or social revolutionrevolutionary - a radical supporter of political or social revolution
counterrevolutionary, counterrevolutionist, counter-revolutionist - a revolutionary whose aim is to reverse the changes introduced by an earlier revolution
dynamiter, dynamitist - a person who uses dynamite in a revolutionary cause
Girondin, Girondist - a member of the moderate republican party that was in power during the French Revolution; the Girondists were overthrown by their more radical rivals the Jacobins
freedom fighter, insurgent, insurrectionist, rebel - a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
radical - a person who has radical ideas or opinions
Adj.1.revolutionary - markedly new or introducing radical change; "a revolutionary discovery"; "radical political views"
new - not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World"
2.revolutionary - of or relating to or characteristic or causing an axial or orbital turn
3.revolutionary - relating to or having the nature of a revolution; "revolutionary wars"; "the Revolutionary era"
4.revolutionary - advocating or engaged in revolution; "revolutionary pamphlets"; "a revolutionary junta"
counterrevolutionary - marked by opposition or antipathy to revolution; "ostracized for his counterrevolutionary tendencies"

revolutionary

noun
1. rebel, insurgent, mutineer, insurrectionary, revolutionist, insurrectionist The revolutionaries laid down their arms.
rebel loyalist, reactionary, counter-revolutionary
Quotations
"The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative on the day after the revolution" [Hannah Arendt]

revolutionary

adjective
1. Participating in open revolt against a government or ruling authority:
2. Holding especially political views that deviate drastically and fundamentally from conventional or traditional beliefs:
Slang: far-out.
noun
2. One who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures:
Translations
الثُّوّار، مُناصِرو الثَّوْرَهثَوْريثَوْرِيّيَشْمَلُ تغييرات عَظيمَه، ثَوْري
revoluční-kapřevratnýrevolucionář
revolutionær
vallankumouksellinen
revolucionaran
forradalmárforradalmi
byltingar-byltingarmaîur
革命的な
혁명적인
prevratnýrevolucionárrevolučný
prevratnikprevratniški
revolutionär
เกี่ยวกับการปฏิวัติ
devrimciihtilâlciinkılâpçı
cách mạng

revolutionary

[ˌrevəˈluːʃənərɪ]
A. ADJ (gen) → revolucionario
B. N (Pol) → revolucionario/a m/f

revolutionary

[ˌrɛvəˈluːʃənəri]
adj
[leader, movement] → révolutionnaire
[idea, concept, change] → révolutionnaire

revolutionary

adj (lit, fig)revolutionär; revolutionary governmentRevolutionsregierung f; revolutionary leaderRevolutionsführer(in) m(f)
nRevolutionär(in) m(f), → Revoluzzer(in) m(f) (pej)

revolutionary

[ˌrɛvəˈluːʃnrɪ] adj & nrivoluzionario/a

revolution

(revəˈluːʃən) noun
1. (the act of making) a successful, violent attempt to change or remove a government etc. the American Revolution.
2. a complete change in ideas, methods etc. There's been a complete revolution in the way things are done in this office.
3. a complete circle or turn round a central point, axis etc (eg as made by a record turning on a record-player, or the Earth moving on its axis or round the Sun).
ˌrevoˈlutionary adjective
1. involving or causing great changes in ideas, methods etc. a revolutionary new process for making paper.
2. of a revolution against a government etc. revolutionary activities.
nounplural revoˈlutionaries
a person who takes part in, or is in favour of, (a) revolution.
ˌrevoˈlutionize, ˌrevoˈlutionise verb
to cause great changes in (ideas, methods etc). This new machinery will revolutionize the paper-making industry.

revolutionary

ثَوْرِيّ revoluční revolutionær revolutionär επαναστατικός revolucionario vallankumouksellinen révolutionnaire revolucionaran rivoluzionario 革命的な 혁명적인 revolutionair revolusjonær rewolucyjny revolucionário революционный revolutionär เกี่ยวกับการปฏิวัติ devrimci cách mạng 革命的
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