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revolutionary

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of revolutionary

  1. 1 being very far from the center of public opinion <a candidate with a lot of crazy, revolutionary ideas that no one seems to be going for> Synonyms extremist, fanatic (or fanatical), rabid, radical, extreme, revolutionist, ultraRelated Words subversive, violent, wild; reactionaryNear Antonyms conservative, moderate, temperate; conventional, orthodox, traditional; liberal, progressiveAntonyms middle-of-the-road, nonrevolutionary, unrevolutionary

  2. 2 taking part in a rebellion <revolutionary forces that were soundly defeated before reaching the capital> Synonyms insurgent, insurrectionary, mutinous, rebelliousRelated Words seditious, traitorous, treacherous, treasonous; agitating, demagogic, rabble-rousing; defiant, disobedient, insubordinate, intractable, recalcitrant, refractory, restive, ungovernable, unrulyNear Antonyms constant, devoted, loyal, staunch (also stanch), steadfast, true, true-blue; compliant, obedient, submissive, tractable


revolutionary

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of revolutionary

  1. 1 a person who favors rapid and sweeping changes especially in laws and methods of government <after the collapse of the Russian monarchy, the moderate socialists briefly governed until being overthrown by the Bolshevik revolutionaries> Synonyms crazy, extremist, radical, revolutionistRelated Words young Turk; leftist, lefty, red; progressive, reformer, reformist; anarch, anarchist, subversive; agitator, insurgent, insurrectionist, rebel; secessionist, separationist, separatistNear Antonyms conservative, fuddy-duddy, reactionary, rightist, standpatter, Tory, traditionalistAntonyms middle-of-the-roader, moderate

  2. 2 a person who rises up against authority <at first the government was not worried about this small band of unarmed revolutionaries> Synonyms insurgent, insurrectionary, insurrectionist, mutineer, red, revolter, rebel, revolutionistRelated Words challenger, defier, insubordinate, oppositionist, recusant, refuser, resistant, resister; anarch, anarchist; discontent, extremist, malcontent, radicalNear Antonyms loyalist, patriot, supporter; counterinsurgent, counterrevolutionary, counterrevolutionist



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