nonrevolutionary

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adjective non·rev·o·lu·tion·ary \ ˌnän-ˌre-və-ˈlü-shə-ˌner-ē \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of nonrevolutionary

:not revolutionary: such as
a :not of, relating to, or constituting a revolution
  • a nonrevolutionary era
  • Even by nonrevolutionary standards, riots in England were not all that riotous, as another historian has observed.
  • —Gertrude Himmelfarb
b :not favoring or promoting revolution
  • nonrevolutionary middle class attitudes
c :not constituting or bringing about a major or fundamental change
  • a welcome but nonrevolutionary innovation

First Known Use of nonrevolutionary

1867


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