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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web More important, the sources indicate a drastic decline in arrivals during the postrevolutionary decades compared to prerevolutionary America. Sean Wilentz, The New York Review of Books, 13 Jan. 2022 The paradigmatic example here is postrevolutionary France. Christopher Beha, Harper’s Magazine , 18 Jan. 2022 Relations between Russia and Yanukovych’s postrevolutionary successor, Petro Poroshenko, quickly soured, especially as Poroshenko staked his legitimacy on an uncompromising and militaristic position in the Donbass. Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, 16 Dec. 2021 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, 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, 2 June 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of postrevolutionary was in 1814

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“Postrevolutionary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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