un·​rev·​o·​lu·​tion·​ary | \ ˌən-ˌre-və-ˈlü-shə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce unrevolutionary (audio) \

Definition of unrevolutionary

: not of, relating to, or constituting a revolution or major change : not revolutionary unrevolutionary ideas

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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, "How to Stage a Successful Revolution," 1 July 2019

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1974, in the meaning defined above

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“Unrevolutionary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrevolutionary. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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