Reformist meaning

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Advocating reform of an institution or body.
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Specifically, advocating reform and the gradual accumulation of small changes, as opposed to revolutionary action.
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One who advocates reform (of an institution).
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Specifically, one who advocates reform of society and the gradual accumulation of small changes, as opposed to revolutionary action.
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(dated, 17th C.) An advocate of reform in the Church of England; a Reformer.
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(dated, 18th century) An advocate or supporter of political reform in the United Kingdom. (Common from ca 1790 to 1830.)
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Origin of reformist

  • reform + -ist. Originated around the end of the 16th century.

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