revolutionist


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rev·o·lu·tion·ist

 (rĕv′ə-lo͞o′shə-nĭst)
n.
One who favors or is engaged in a revolution.

rev′o·lu′tion·ist adj.

revolutionist

(ˌrɛvəˈluːʃənɪst)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a less common word for a revolutionary
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, characteristic of, or relating to revolution or revolutionaries
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.revolutionist - a radical supporter of political or social revolutionrevolutionist - 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

revolutionist

noun
1. One who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures:
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Unluckily, having got hold of a great many suspected persons, the police thought they could extract from some of them other information relating to the revolutionist propaganda.
When we reached Germany I left that family and delivered my papers to a revolutionist in Stuttgart; after this I was employed in various ways.
Though neither by temperament nor conviction a revolutionist, Dostoevsky was one of a little group of young men who met together to read Fourier and Proudhon.
And therefore, if they want to depict, not God, but a revolutionist or a sage, let them take from history a Socrates, a Franklin, a Charlotte Corday, but not Christ.
He was unrecognizable, something quite beyond the ken of honest, ordinary revolutionists whose fiercest hatred for Diaz and his tyranny after all was only that of honest and ordinary patriots.
appeals for assistance, for sanctions from the organized labor groups, requests for square news deals to the editors of newspapers, protests against the high-handed treatment of revolutionists by the United States courts), lay unmailed, awaiting postage.
They could no longer gain access to the active revolutionists, and the incipient ones, in Lower California.
For by assigning to the Women the same two colours as were assigned to the Priests, the Revolutionists thereby ensured that, in certain positions, every Woman would appear like a Priest, and be treated with corresponding respect and deference -- a prospect that could not fail to attract the Female Sex in a mass.
Its overthrow was a matter of a few short years, was the judgment of the revolutionists.
For instance, a wild band of young revolutionists invited me as the guest of honour to a beer bust.
Such an approach leads to some starkly different conclusions than earlier Trotsky scholarship, including Swain's argument that Trotsky was hardly the world revolutionist of earlier biographies, only coming to critique Stalin's "socialism in one country" because it made too many concessions to the peasantry.
It would be easy to pigeon-hole Karen Kilgariff as a dyed-in-the-wool cynic, but she'd rather refer to herself as a "tiny revolutionist.