(comparative more reformist, superlative most reformist)
- One who advocates reform (of an institution).
- Specifically, one who advocates reform of society and the gradual accumulation of small changes, as opposed to revolutionary action.
- (dated, 17th C.) An advocate of reform in the Church of England; a Reformer.
- (dated, 18th century) An advocate or supporter of political reform in the United Kingdom. (Common from ca 1790 to 1830.)
- A member of a reformed religious denomination.
reform + -ist. Originated around the end of the 16th century.