Synonyms and Antonyms of revolution

  1. 1 a rapid turning about on an axis or central point revved the engine to 3000 revolutions per minute Synonyms gyration, pirouette, reel, spin, roll, rotation, twirl, wheel, whirlRelated Words circuit, circulation, ring, round; coil, curl, curve, spiral, twist, whorl; circle, orbit; eddy, swirl

  2. 2 open fighting against authority (as one's own government) the revolution by which the American colonies gained their independence from Great Britain necessitated going up against the world's most powerful army Synonyms insurgence, insurgency, insurrection, mutiny, outbreak, revolt, rebellion, rising, uprisingRelated Words coup, coup d'état (or coup d'etat), overthrow; misprision, sedition, treachery, treason; sabotage, subversionNear Antonyms counterinsurgency, counterrevolution

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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