from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who favors or is engaged in a revolution.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who revolts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One engaged in effecting a change of government; a favorer of revolution.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who desires or endeavors to effect a social or political revolution; one who takes part in a revolution.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a radical supporter of political or social revolution


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  • Yet, so unpractical was Berkman that he could not realize that a well nourished revolutionist is a more efficient revolutionist.

    Jack London's Nonfiction Collection of Unpublished Book Forwards

  • Her early history as a revolutionist is exceptional even in the minds of the Russians, and they have grown used to great martyrs.

    Six Red Months in Russia: An Observer's Account of Russia Before and During the Proletarian Dictatorship

  • The revolutionist is no starved and diseased slave in the shambles at the bottom of the social pit, but is, in the main, a hearty, well - fed workingman, who sees the shambles waiting for him and his children and recoils from the descent.


  • There is so much ill-considered use of the word revolutionist, we should bear in mind it is a strictly relative term.

    Principles of Freedom

  • Accordingly they were represented as being guilty of blasphemy and slander, and as being adorers of a certain French revolutionist, named Lepaux, of whom Lamb, at all events, was entirely ignorant.

    Charles Lamb

  • By the end of my second month in prison, one of the jailers made himself known as a revolutionist in touch with the organization.

    Chapter 18: The Shadow of Sonoma

  • The revolutionist is a person doomed obrechennyi, in older usage signifying also “consecrated”.

    Estrich on political inexperience

  • The revolutionist is a person doomed He has no personal interests, no business affairs, no emotions, no attachments, no property, and no name.

    Our kick-ass president

  • Blumenthal, as became a "revolutionist," was obliged to confess that she could see no charm in it; it was meagre, it was trivial, it lacked soul.

    Eugene Pickering

  • Not being a "revolutionist", as long term readers of this blog will know, I, of course, would rather see the "specific organizations" resemble a normal political party or interest group rather than a Leninist sect.



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