unrevolutionary

adjective

un·​rev·​o·​lu·​tion·​ary ˌən-ˌre-və-ˈlü-shə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce unrevolutionary (audio)
: not of, relating to, or constituting a revolution or major change : not revolutionary
unrevolutionary ideas

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Its very orderliness, unrevolutionary nature seems to have won the Velvet Revolution a solid chance of sustaining its success and building a fortress of democracy in a region dominated by antidemocratic regimes. Tom Ball, The New Republic, 1 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unrevolutionary was in 1974

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“Unrevolutionary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrevolutionary. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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