reformist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj reformist favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
    • n reformist a disputant who advocates reform
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Reformist A reformer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n reformist One who is of the reformed religion; a Protestant.
    • n reformist One who proposes or favors a political reform.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Reformist a reformer
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. réformiste,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. re-, again, formāre, to shape—forma, form.

Usage

In literature:

In Yugoslavia, the government of the reformist (though half hearted) Ante Markovic.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Many bishops declare themselves partisans of the reformist doctrines.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume IV. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
That such desertions must inevitably result from the looseness taught by "reformist" tactics is evident.
"Socialism As It Is" by William English Walling
He then made the pilgrimage to Mecca, and there his reformist zeal was still further quickened by the Wahabi teachers.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
There were three political parties in Cuba, the Conservatives, the Reformists and the Autonomists.
"Cuba" by Arthur D. Hall
A representative of the Reformists spoke to the same effect.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 4" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
Large numbers of the reformist and republican leaders were Christian, some of them with missionary or Y. M. C. A. connections.
"Government in Republican China" by Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
Reformist crowds differ only superficially from religious crowds.
"The Behavior of Crowds" by Everett Dean Martin
The "reformists" feel that they would thereby lose a support which is of value to them.
"Syndicalism in France" by Louis Levine
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In news:

Protests by Iranians, such as this one on June 15, have been defended by the reformist figures.
Columnist Kim Strassel on the club of GOP reformist governors.
Reformist Myanmar president holds 1st press conference in country as a show of new openness.
Thousands attend Milan funeral of leading reformist cardinal.
The Cruelty of Saudi Arabia's 'Reformist' King.
Iran's reformists may run three candidates for president, boosting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's chances of being re-elected.
Egyptian reformist Mohamed ElBaradei approached for envoy role in Syria.
Libertarian economist Geoff Manne takes to the airwaves of Jerry Brito's excellent podcast to critique the libertarian copyright reformist viewpoint.
The time has come for a showdown between the reformist and accommodationist wings of the Democratic party .
The group said in a statement it would seek to form a "reformist, European and social democratic party.".
View full size Oregonian file photo Jeff Gillbert, reformist Reynolds High School principal, was fired last month for inappropriately using student body money.
As a part of her reporting on the challenges reformers are facing in Iran, Elizabeth Farnsworth spoke with Dr Mohammad Reza Khatami, the brother of the current Iranian president and a reformist candidate for vice president.
In a Thursday, June 14, 2012 photo an Israeli woman prays with her son in a reformist Jewish synagogue, in Mevasseret Zion near Jerusalem.
From the perspective of a casual observer or even the most seasoned political journalist, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is no reformist politician.
Egypt reformist warns of turmoil from Morsi decree.
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