post·​rev·​o·​lu·​tion·​ary | \ ˌpōst-ˌre-və-ˈlü-shə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce postrevolutionary (audio) \

Definition of postrevolutionary

: occurring or existing after a revolution In the postrevolutionary years, the United States experienced a dramatic increase in internal migration.— Mary Beth Norton et al. postrevolutionary Russia postrevolutionary turmoil

Examples of postrevolutionary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tunisians have enjoyed greater political freedoms since the Arab Spring uprising and Mr. Ben Ali’s fall, but a series of postrevolutionary governments have failed to revive the economy and create jobs. Jared Malsin, WSJ, "Nation That Sparked Arab Spring Finds Itself a Springboard for Illegal Migration," 27 Aug. 2018 At times — as when a soldier under the new regime rapes a bride in her wedding dress — the movie flirts with a false equivalence, suggesting that postrevolutionary life is just as cruel as totalitarianism. Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, "The President," 2 June 2016

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First Known Use of postrevolutionary

1814, in the meaning defined above

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“Postrevolutionary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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