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revolutionary

rev·o·lu·tion·ar·y

revolutionary

 
 
pronunciation:
re v lu sh neI ri
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, relating to, or marked by a desire for revolution.
He was arrested on suspicion of revolutionary activity.They hoped to begin a revolutionary movement.
synonyms:
rebel, seditious, subversive
similar words:
insurgent, mutinous, radical
definition 2: creating or leading to profound change.
These revolutionary insights had an immense impact on the field.The notion of an assembly line was a revolutionary idea.
synonyms:
cataclysmic, radical
similar words:
drastic, innovative, landmark, novel, progressive
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part of speech: noun
inflections: revolutionaries
definition: an active participant in a political revolution.
The revolutionaries succeeded in overthrowing the government.
synonyms:
insurgent, rebel, revolutionist
similar words:
subversive
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  • Revolutionary War:
    another name for the American Revolution.
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