2. Adjective. Seeking revenge or otherwise advocating retaliation, especially against a nation which has previously defeated and humiliated the revanchist party in war. Originally referred to the French indignation over losing Alsace-Lorraine to Germany in the Franco-Prussian War. ¹
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Definition of Revanchist
1. [n -S]
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Literary usage of Revanchist
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1. The Shape of the New Europe by Gregory F. Treverton (1992)
"How the Europeans would cope with an eventually resurgent and revanchist Russia would be very much a function of their capability to pursue their ..."
2. Energy Efficiency: Challenges and Trends for Electric Utilities (1993)
"... what a rich China,24 a resurgent revanchist Russia, or a lucky and obstreperous India might represent. It should also be designed against foes who ..."
3. The Latvians: A Short History by Andrejs Plakans (1995)
"... an appreciable number of prominent persons thought exactly in that revanchist fashion. To those Latvians for whom the war had a political as well as a ..."
4. U.S.-Japan Strategic Reciprocity: A Neo-Internationalist View by Edward A. Olsen (1985)
"... from a Hokkaido vantage point in 1981 and the cultivation of revanchist sentiments among the roughly 2o,ooo Japanese former residents of the islands, ..."
5. Syria and the Middle East Peace Process by Alasdair Drysdale, Raymond A. Hinnebusch (1991)
"Some Syrians have always seen the Ba'thi revolution as a revanchist minority conspiracy against the Sunni majority. Those whose influence and wealth were ..."
6. The Politics of Law and Order: A History of the Bavarian Einwohnerwehr, 1918 by David Clay Large (1980)
"All these tracts take a pronounced nationalist, revanchist line, and call for the military resurgence of Germany as well as the suppression of internal ..."
7. Dealignment: A New Foreign Policy Perspective by Mary Kaldor, Richard A. Falk, Gerard Holden (1987)
"Because the so-called revanchist ally of the United States, West Germany, no longer posed a- threat to its Eastern neighbours, the threat emanating from the ..."