Synonyms of revolution in English:



  • 1 the French Revolution
    rebellion, revolt, insurrection, mutiny, uprising, riot, rioting, rising, insurgence, insurgency, coup, overthrow, seizure of power, regime change; subversion, sedition, anarchy, disorder, protest, strike, act of resistance, act of defiance; Frenchcoup d'état; Germanputsch
    rare jacquerie
  • 2 there has been a revolution in printing techniques
    dramatic change, radical change, drastic/radical alteration, complete shift, sea change, metamorphosis, transformation, conversion, innovation, breakaway; reorganization, restructuring, reformation, remodelling, rearrangement, reorientation, regrouping, redistribution; upheaval, upset, disruption, convulsions, cataclysm
    informal shake-up
    North American informal shakedown
  • 3 the prop shaft turns 4.7 times for one revolution of a road wheel
    single turn, turn, rotation, circle, whirl, twirl, spin, wheel, roll, round, cycle, circuit, lap
  • 4 the rate of revolution of the earth
    turning, gyration, rotation, circumrotation, wheeling, turning around, circling, whirling, twirling, spinning, swivelling, rolling, orbital motion, orbiting, orbit
    rare circumgyration
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