Definition of Reformist

1. Noun. A disputant who advocates reform.




2. Adjective. Favoring or promoting reform (often by government action).

Definition of Reformist

1. n. A reformer.

Definition of Reformist

1. Adjective. Advocating reform of an institution or body. ¹

2. Adjective. Specifically, advocating reform and the gradual accumulation of small changes, as opposed to revolutionary action. ¹

3. Noun. One who advocates reform (of an institution). ¹

4. Noun. Specifically, one who advocates reform of society and the gradual accumulation of small changes, as opposed to revolutionary action. ¹

5. Noun. (dated 17th C.) An advocate of reform in the Church of England; a Reformer. ¹

6. Noun. (dated 18th century) An advocate or supporter of political reform in the United Kingdom. (Common from ca 1790 to 1830.) ¹

7. Noun. A member of a reformed religious denomination. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Reformist

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Literary usage of Reformist

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1. Socialism Versus the State by Emile Vandervelde (1919)
"I. reformist SOCIALISM Inside the organization of the labor and socialist International as it existed on the eve of the war, were found groups like the ..."

2. Modern Socialism: As Set Forth by Socialists in Their Speeches, Writings by Robert Charles Kirkwood Ensor (1907)
"The reformist method as opposed to the revolutionary, the national interest as beside the internationalism of the Marxists, the " solidarity of classes" as ..."

3. Modern Socialism as Set Forth by Socialists in Their Speeches, Writings, and by Robert Charles Kirkwood Ensor (1904)
"IN the federation of the Yonne it is not our idea to take sides as between the reformist method and the revolutionary. In our federation there are partisans ..."

4. The I. W. W.: A Study of American Syndicalism by Paul Frederick Brissenden (1919)
"... and the Socialist Labor party, that is, between reformist and doctrinaire elements, both parliamentary and both leaning toward industrial unionism. ..."

5. The Westminster Review by John Chapman, Charles William Wason (1830)
"Exit the reformist, enter the Anti-reformist with the mask of a Reformer pressed ... The use of it ? says our reformist. Why don't you see ? it is to watch ..."

6. Socialism as it is: A Survey of the World-wide Revolutionary Movement by William English Walling (1912)
"Only if the revolutionaries continue to grow more powerful, until Turati is obliged still further to moderate his "reformist" principles and to abandon some ..."

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