- a person who advocates or takes part in a revolution.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of a revolution; revolutionary: revolutionist ideals.
Origin of revolutionist
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Examples from the Web for revolutionist
But he was a revolutionist, an often shabby, poverty-stricken genius with a taste for the bottle.Marx’s Not-So-Marxist Marriage
September 21, 2011
Quite the contrary; and Verloc was as well aware of that as any other revolutionist of his standing.The Secret Agent
It is not by destroying, but by creating, that you have just done the work of a revolutionist.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
This revolutionist was not fit for an independent existence.
He reflected that a revolutionist is seldom true to the settled type.
And also he's a revolutionist because of the contrariness in him that artists usually have.Erik Dorn
- a less common word for a revolutionary
- of, characteristic of, or relating to revolution or revolutionaries
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Word Origin and History for revolutionist
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