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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
References in classic literature ?
I'll try not to, but I'm always possessed to burst out with some particularly blunt speech or revolutionary sentiment before her.
He might truly be termed a legitimate son of the revenue system, dyed in the wool, or rather born in the purple; since his sire, a Revolutionary colonel, and formerly collector of the port, had created an office for him, and appointed him to fill it, at a period of the early ages which few living men can now remember.
It is said by some to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper, whose head had been carried away by a cannon-ball, in some nameless battle during the Revolutionary War, and who is ever and anon seen by the country folk hurrying along in the gloom of night, as if on the wings of the wind.
Action from principle, the perception and the performance of right, changes things and relations; it is essentially revolutionary, and does not consist wholly with anything which was.
As soon as he had taken his seat, filled with hope and admiration, I rose, and declared that PATRICK HENRY, of revolutionary fame, never made a speech more eloquent in the cause of liberty, than the one we had just listened to from the lips of that hunted fugitive.
I believe," said the spy, dropping his soft voice to a tone that invited confidence, and expressing an injured revolutionary susceptibility in every muscle of his wicked face: "I believe there is much compassion and anger in this neighbourhood, touching the poor fellow?
Do you then only commit yourself to revolutionary sentiments when there is a chance of winning fame as a poet by them?
In 1896 there came a most revolutionary change in switchboards.
And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forbears fought are still at issue around the globe.
The foundation of the former was a superintending Providence- -the rights of man, and the constituent revolutionary power of the people.
It follows from these views that no State upon its own mere motion can lawfully get out of the Union; that Resolves and Ordinances to that effect are legally void; and that acts of violence, within any State or States, against the authority of the United States, are insurrectionary or revolutionary, according to circumstances.
Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary re-constitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes.

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