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The Cuban revolutionaries changed this imbalance of visual power. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Sports stars were instrumental in the first wave of revolutionary fervour. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Change is recognised as a conduit for revolutionary concepts and inspiring ideas. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He is unlikely to recommend anything revolutionary. The Sun (2013)They went for what has become something of a revolutionary move. Times, Sunday Times (2015)None of which is revolutionary or new. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The most revolutionary aspect of technology is its mobility. Infinite in All Directions (1989)This fly in the ointment of growth inspires optimistic revolutionaries to change things overnight. Times, Sunday Times (2009)What must a revolutionary movement have to succeed? Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)But the content appeared to lack something of the revolutionary fervour that his audience had wanted. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It sounds like a revolutionary new technology that is bound to go far. Times, Sunday Times (2011)How many modern sportsmen or women get to play during a time of revolutionary change? Times, Sunday Times (2016)His guerrilla techniques have influenced revolutionary movements elsewhere. Twentieth Century History - Basic Facts (1985)Soviet aims were revolutionary, unlimited and global. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)This wouldn't be a revolutionary concept. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I was basically with him all the way through and he was revolutionary in many ways. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He got into revolutionary politics to be liked, which is probably why he is so bad at it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The three on this page claim to do just that, although the methods they use are anything but revolutionary. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They may not look much but they are vital parts for a revolutionary new machine that will make Britain a world leader in robotics. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The change has been going on from the beginning of the French revolutionary War to this day. The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (2005)These leaders were revolutionary, cataclysmic, change agents. Christianity Today (2000)At the same time, the French revolutionary wars carried combat to new heights of intensity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Moreover, few other cities experienced the revolutionary fervour felt in Barcelona. The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and Revenge
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Translations for 'revolutionary'
British English: revolutionary /ˌrɛvəˈluːʃənərɪ/ ADJECTIVE
Revolutionary activities, organizations, or people have the aim of causing a political revolution.
...a revolutionary leader.
- American English: revolutionary
- Arabic: ثَوْرِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: revolucionário
- Chinese: 革命的
- Croatian: revolucionaran
- Czech: revoluční
- Danish: revolutionær
- Dutch: revolutionair
- European Spanish: revolucionario
- Finnish: vallankumouksellinen
- French: révolutionnaire
- German: revolutionär
- Greek: επαναστατικός
- Italian: rivoluzionario
- Japanese: 革命的な
- Korean: 혁명적인
- Norwegian: revolusjonær
- Polish: rewolucyjny
- European Portuguese: revolucionário
- Romanian: revoluționar
- Russian: революционный
- Spanish: revolucionario
- Swedish: revolutionär
- Thai: เกี่ยวกับการปฏิวัติ
- Turkish: devrimci
- Ukrainian: революційний
- Vietnamese: cách mạng
British English: revolutionary NOUN
A revolutionary is a person who tries to cause a revolution or who takes an active part in one.
The revolutionaries laid down their arms and their leaders went into voluntary exile.
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