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revolutionist

[rev-uh-loo-shuh-nist]
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noun
  1. a person who advocates or takes part in a revolution.
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a revolution; revolutionary: revolutionist ideals.
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Origin of revolutionist

First recorded in 1700–10; revolution + -ist
Related formsan·ti·rev·o·lu·tion·ist, nounpro·rev·o·lu·tion·ist, adjective, nounsem·i·rev·o·lu·tion·ist, noun
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  • Quite the contrary; and Verloc was as well aware of that as any other revolutionist of his standing.

    The Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad

  • It is not by destroying, but by creating, that you have just done the work of a revolutionist.

  • This revolutionist was not fit for an independent existence.

    Under Western Eyes

    Joseph Conrad

  • He reflected that a revolutionist is seldom true to the settled type.

    Under Western Eyes

    Joseph Conrad

  • And also he's a revolutionist because of the contrariness in him that artists usually have.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht


British Dictionary definitions for revolutionist

revolutionist

noun
  1. a less common word for a revolutionary
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adjective
  1. of, characteristic of, or relating to revolution or revolutionaries
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Word Origin and History for revolutionist

n.

1710; see revolution + -ist.

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