HyperDic: revolutionary

English > 5 senses of the word revolutionary:
ADJECTIVEallrevolutionary, radicalmarkedly new or introducing radical change
pertrevolutionary, rotatoryof or relating to or characteristic or causing an axial or orbital turn
pertrevolutionaryrelating to or having the nature of a revolution
allrevolutionaryadvocating or engaged in revolution
NOUNperson revolutionary, revolutionist, subversive, subvertera radical supporter of political or social revolution
revolutionary > pronunciation
Soundsreh.vahluw'shahneh.riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > revolutionary: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarkedly new or introducing radical change.
Example"a revolutionary discovery"
Synonymradical
Broadernewnot of long duration
Spanishinnovador, revolucionario
Catalaninnovador, revolucionari
Nounsrevolutiona drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving
English > revolutionary: 5 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningOf or relating to or characteristic or causing an axial or orbital turn.
Synonymrotatory
Spanishrotatorio
Catalanrotatori
Nounsrevolutiona single complete turn (axial or orbital)
English > revolutionary: 5 senses > adjective 3, pert
Meaningrelating to or having the nature of a revolution.
Examples
  • "revolutionary wars"
  • "the Revolutionary era"
Nounsrevolutionthe overthrow of a government by those who are governed
English > revolutionary: 5 senses > adjective 4
Meaningadvocating or engaged in revolution.
Examples
  • "revolutionary pamphlets"
  • "a revolutionary junta"
Oppositecounterrevolutionarymarked by opposition or antipathy to revolution
Spanishrevolucionario
Catalanrevolucionari
Nounsrevolutionarya radical supporter of political or social revolution
English > revolutionary: 5 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA radical supporter of political or social revolution.
Synonymsrevolutionist, subversive, subverter
InstancesCorday, Charlotte Corday, Marie Anne Charlotte Corday d'ArmontFrench revolutionary heroine (a Girondist) who assassinated Marat (1768-1793)
Danton, Georges Jacques DantonFrench revolutionary leader who stormed / stormed the Paris bastille and who supported the execution of Louis XVI but was guillotined by Robespierre for his opposition to the Reign of Terror (1759-1794)
Guevara, Ernesto Guevara, Che GuevaraAn Argentine revolutionary leader who was Fidel Castro's chief lieutenant in the Cuban revolution
Mao, Mao Zedong, Mao TsetungChinese communist leader (1893-1976)
Marat, Jean Paul MaratFrench revolutionary leader (born in Switzerland) who was a leader in overthrowing the Girondists and was stabbed to death in his bath by Charlotte Corday (1743-1793)
Marti, Jose Julian MartiCuban poet and revolutionary who fought for Cuban independence from Spain (1853-1895)
Marx, Karl Marxfounder of modern communism
Mirabeau, Comte de Mirabeau, Honore-Gabriel Victor RiquetiFrench revolutionary who was prominent in the early days of the French Revolution (1749-1791)
Robespierre, Maxmillien Marie Isidore de RobespierreFrench revolutionary
Trotsky, Leon Trotsky, Lev Davidovich BronsteinRussian revolutionary and Communist theorist who helped Lenin and built up the army
Villa, Pancho Villa, Francisco Villa, Doroteo ArangoMexican revolutionary leader (1877-1923)
Zapata, Emiliano ZapataMexican revolutionary who led a revolt for agrarian reforms (1879-1919)
Zhou En-lai, Chou En-laiChinese revolutionary and communist leader (1898-1976)
NarrowerGirondist, GirondinA member of the moderate republican party that was in power during the French Revolution
counterrevolutionist, counter-revolutionist, counterrevolutionaryA revolutionary whose aim is to reverse the changes introduced by an earlier revolution
dynamiter, dynamitistA person who uses dynamite in a revolutionary cause
insurgent, insurrectionist, freedom fighter, rebelA person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
BroaderradicalA person who has radical ideas or opinions
Spanishrevolucionario, subversivo, subversor
Catalanrevolucionari, subversiu
Adjectivesrevolutionaryadvocating or engaged in revolution

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