Definitions

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  • n. The state of being in revolution.
  • n. Revolutionary doctrines or principles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being in revolution; revolutionary doctrines or principles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Revolutionary principles.

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

  • n. a belief in the spread of revolutionary principles

Etymologies

revolution +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But most insistently he blames the “excessive revolutionism” of the radical democrats and their leader.

    The Return

  • The link between aesthetics and politics which forms the novel's principal thesis is only an abstract one - in practice, the link did not exist, and most of the writers, artists, filmmakers and composers who began by espousing the cause of a New Jerusalem built from Marxist revolutionism ultimately found themselves cast adrift in a murky sea of violence, war, totalitarianism and genocide.

    Archive 2010-09-01

  • It was a manifestly reformist practice carried on in the name of an illusory revolutionism.

    2009 October

  • Such idealism as Singer allows in the novel is given to the few revolutionaries who appear in its pages, but theirs turns out to be a naïve revolutionism.

    A Yiddish Novel With Tolstoyan Sweep

  • Karen Sifakis's Quaker-tinged revolutionism permits only property destruction.

    Fever Dreams of Your FBI

  • The instability of such revolutionism, its barrenness, and its tendency to turn rapidly into submission, apathy, phantasms, and even a frenzied infatuation with one bourgeois fad or another—all this is common knowledge.

    CPI(Marxist) criticism of the Revolutionary Maoists / Naxalites /CPI(Maoist)

  • Did the Hamas delegation go there to learn about good governance, integrity, liberation, revolutionism, militancy, and care for the Palestinians and poor people in general from the House of Saud?

    Sunday, March 12, 2006

  • I mean, they took that idea of revolution -- revolutionism seriously.

    Ex-Friends: Falling Out with Allen Ginsberg, Lionel & Diana Trilling, Lillian Hellman, Hannah Arendt, and Norman Mailer

  • What I do say, later, is that although Freud "feared Russian extremism as strongly as he was drawn to it," he initially looked to the Soviet assault on the old order for a political equivalent of his own scientific revolutionism.

    The Unknown Freud: An Exchange

  • But it will not please Left America any better, because it sees clearly through the vicious illusions of revolutionism.

    The Joke

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