semirevolutionary

revolutionary

[rev-uh-loo-shuh-ner-ee]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of a revolution, or a sudden, complete, or marked change: a revolutionary junta.
2.
radically new or innovative; outside or beyond established procedure, principles, etc.: a revolutionary discovery.
3.
(initial capital letter) of or pertaining to the american revolution or to the period contemporaneous with it in U.S. history: Revolutionary heroes; Revolutionary weapons.
noun, plural revolutionaries.
5.
a revolutionist.

Origin:
1765–75; revolution + -ary

revolutionarily, adverb
revolutionariness, noun
antirevolutionary, noun, plural antirevolutionaries, adjective
nonrevolutionary, adjective, noun, plural nonrevolutionaries.
post-Revolutionary, adjective
prerevolutionary, adjective
prorevolutionary, adjective
semirevolutionary, adjective, noun, plural semirevolutionaries.
ultrarevolutionary, adjective, noun, plural ultrarevolutionaries.
unrevolutionary, adjective


2. unprecedented, novel, drastic, unorthodox.
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revolutionary (ˌrɛvəˈluːʃənərɪ)
 
n , pl -aries
1.  a person who advocates or engages in revolution
 
adj
2.  relating to or characteristic of a revolution
3.  advocating or engaged in revolution
4.  radically new or different: a revolutionary method of making plastics
5.  rotating or revolving
 
revo'lutionarily
 
adv

Revolutionary (ˌrɛvəˈluːʃənərɪ)
 
adj
1.  chiefly (US) of or relating to the conflict or period of the War of American Independence (1775--83)
2.  of or relating to any of various other Revolutions, esp the Russian Revolution (1917) or the French Revolution (1789)

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