Another word for revolution
A complete motion about an axis
An armed uprising
revolt, rebellion, uprising, mutiny, insurrection, anarchy, coup, coup d'Ã©tat, destruction, overturn, upset, overthrow, reversal, rising, riot, outbreak, violence, bloodshed, turbulence, insubordination, disturbance, reformation, plot, cabal, junta, putsch, underground activity, guerrilla activity, unrest, upheaval, tumult, disorder, foment, turmoil, uproar, row, strife, strike, subversion, breakup, secession, convulsion, throe; see also sense 3.
Important revolutions include: Protectorate, 1653, Glorious Revolution, 1688, England; Revolutionary War, American Revolution, 1775, United States; French Revolution, 1789; War of Independence, 1821, Greece; Polish Revolt Against Russia, 1830, Poland; Rise of the Young Turks, 1908; Overthrow of the Manchus, 1911, China; Mexican Revolution, 1911; Russian Revolution, October Revolution, 1917; Rise of the German Republic, 1918; March on Rome of Fascisti, 1920, Italy; Overthrow of Alphonso XIII, 1931, Spain; Nazi Seizure of Government, 1933, Germany; Chinese Communist Revolution, 1949; Revolt Against the Netherlands, 1949, Indonesia; Revolt of the French Indo-Chinese States, 1954; Cuban Revolution, 1959; Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, 1966, China; Iranian Revolution, 1979; Opening of the Berlin Wall, 1989; Dissolution of the Soviet Union, 1991; Velvet Revolution, 1993, Czechoslovakia.
change, radical change, metamorphosis, substitution, end of an era, epoch, reconstruction, overturn, upset, overthrow, debacle, cataclysm, revolution in ideas, political upheaval, disintegration, falling apart; see also sense 2; change 2.
Another word for revolutionnoun
Circular movement around a point or about an axis:circuit, circulation, circumvolution, gyration, rotation, turn, wheel, whirl. See geometry, repetition
Organized opposition intended to change or overthrow existing authority:insurgence, insurgency, insurrection, mutiny, rebellion, revolt, sedition, uprising. See resist
A momentous or sweeping change:cataclysm, convulsion, upheaval. See change