rev·​o·​lu·​tion·​ist | \ ˌre-və-ˈlü-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce revolutionist (audio) \

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revolutionist adjective

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crazy, extremist, radical, revolutionary


middle-of-the-roader, moderate

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Examples of revolutionist in a Sentence

after a long series of weak leaders, the people were ready for a revolutionist who promised to bring sweeping change to the nation historically, revolutionists have generally been young men willing to risk everything, even their lives, in the pursuit of their cause

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The red flag of the revolutionist in Lower California floats from the mast of the Mexican custom house in the Mexican town, the result of by far the most desperate and sanguinary battle yet fought on the Mexican peninsula., "May 9, 1911: Tijuana falls to rebels," 9 May 2018 Around and about Soho at the time could be found dissidents and revolutionists from half the countries of Europe — Louis Blanc, Karl Marx, Giuseppe Mazzini, Lajos Kossuth and Alexander Herzen. Geoffrey Wheatcroft, New York Times, "A History of the British Empire at Its Peak," 30 Mar. 2018 From the early days of Silicon Valley’s Internet-era revolution, as engineers, designers, and financiers began to recognize the potential of their inventions, sanctimony was a distinct feature of the revolutionists. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "Cambridge Analytica and a Moral Reckoning in Silicon Valley," 21 Mar. 2018 The man with the jingle of money in his pocket who married the girl a year later would always cherish an abiding distrust, an animosity, toward the leisure class—not the conviction of a revolutionist but the smoldering hatred of a peasant. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Esquire, "The Crack-Up," 7 Mar. 2017 Horizon's coming season celebrates strong heroines, with 2.5 Minute Ride by Lisa Kron (directed by Elaina Di Monaco) The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson (MacMillan directs), and Peter and the Starcatcher (Decker directs)., "Theater Beat: 'Cocktail Plays' at Fringe; Theatre Horizon has co-directors," 29 Aug. 2017

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1710, in the meaning defined above

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