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Definition of "reformist" []

  • Advocating reform of an institution or body. (adjective)
  • Specifically, advocating reform and the gradual accumulation of small changes, as opposed to revolutionary action. (adjective)
  • One who advocates reform (of an institution). (noun)
  • Specifically, one who advocates reform of society and the gradual accumulation of small changes, as opposed to revolutionary action. (noun)
  • An advocate of reform in the Church of England; a Reformer. (noun)

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Use "reformist" in a sentence
  • "It was difficult to use the word reformist to describe Mousavi, because Iran’s political landscape had turned upside down during his absence, and little was known about what ideas and resolve may have incubated in the meantime."
  • "Criticizing them for being too reformist is just totally missing the point."
  • "The second version -- call it reformist -- is more painful, because it's based on the recognition that, though Bush's fatal incompetence and Rove's shortsighted tactics hastened the conservative movement's demise, they didn't cause it."