of, pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of a revolution, or a sudden, complete, or marked change: a revolutionary junta.
radically new or innovative; outside or beyond established procedure, principles, etc.: a revolutionary discovery.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to the American Revolution or to the period contemporaneous with it in U.S. history: Revolutionary heroes; Revolutionary weapons.
noun, plural rev·o·lu·tion·ar·ies.
Related formsrev·o·lu·tion·ar·i·ly, adverbrev·o·lu·tion·ar·i·ness, nounan·ti·rev·o·lu·tion·ar·y, noun, plural an·ti·rev·o·lu·tion·ar·ies, adjectivenon·rev·o·lu·tion·ar·y, adjective, noun, plural non·rev·o·lu·tion·ar·ies.post-Rev·o·lu·tion·ar·y, adjectivepre·rev·o·lu·tion·ar·y, adjectivepro·rev·o·lu·tion·ar·y, adjectivesem·i·rev·o·lu·tion·ar·y, adjective, noun, plural sem·i·rev·o·lu·tion·ar·ies.ul·tra·rev·o·lu·tion·ar·y, adjective, noun, plural ul·tra·rev·o·lu·tion·ar·ies.un·rev·o·lu·tion·ar·y, adjective
Synonyms for revolutionary
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Examples from the Web for anti-revolutionary
Historical Examples of anti-revolutionary
His faults, as well as his virtues, make him anti-revolutionary.
Kuyper, for many years a Calvinist pastor, undertook in 1872 the editorship of the anti-revolutionary paper, De Standdard.
Baron Mackay (anti-revolutionary) declining office, a dissolution followed.
Russia, of course, was even more absurd in these anti-revolutionary activities.
Dogmatic and obstinate authority involved our anti-revolutionary astronomers in fresh complications.
British Dictionary definitions for anti-revolutionary
mainly US of or relating to the conflict or period of the War of American Independence (1775–83)
of or relating to any of various other Revolutions, esp the Russian Revolution (1917) or the French Revolution (1789)
noun plural -aries
a person who advocates or engages in revolution
Derived Formsrevolutionarily, adverb
relating to or characteristic of a revolution
advocating or engaged in revolution
radically new or differenta revolutionary method of making plastics
rotating or revolving
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