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Definition of "reformism" [reformism]

  • A doctrine or movement of reform. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reformism" in a sentence
  • "Lenin, no passive waiting type, differentiated between reforms, which are good, and reformism, which is horrible."
  • "Then came the Vietnam War, and the old, reformist Left, defensive about its anticommunism as a source of catastrophic blundering in Southeast Asia, was challenged by a New Left now convinced that "reformism" was a cop out and a delusion, certain to fail in a "nation conceived in sin, irredeemable.""
  • "This while I have always been critical of the LCP for its Leninist-Stalinist rigidity, and its ineffective "reformism" as we used say."