reformist

a) Advocating reform of an institution or body.

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b) Specifically, advocating reform and the gradual accumulation of small changes, as opposed to revolutionary action.
2. noun
a) One who advocates reform (of an institution).
b) Specifically, one who advocates reform of society and the gradual accumulation of small changes, as opposed to revolutionary action.

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  • reformist — refòrmist (reformȉst) m DEFINICIJA onaj koji pristaje uz reformizam, pristaša reforme ETIMOLOGIJA vidi reforma …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Reformist — Re*form ist, n. [Cf. F. r[ e]formiste.] A reformer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reformist — (engl.), soviel wie Reformer (s. Reform) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Reformíst — Reformíst, Anhänger von Reformen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • refòrmist — (reformı̏st) m (refòrmistkinja, refòrmistica ž) onaj koji pristaje uz reformizam, pristaša reforme …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • reformist — 1580s, originally religious; from REFORM (Cf. reform) + IST (Cf. ist). Political sense is from 1640s …   Etymology dictionary

  • reformist — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ supporting or advocating gradual reform rather than abolition or revolution. ► NOUN ▪ a supporter or advocate of such a policy. DERIVATIVES reformism noun …   English terms dictionary

  • reformist — [[t]rɪfɔ͟ː(r)mɪst[/t]] reformists ADJ GRADED Reformist groups or policies are trying to reform a system or law. ...a strong supporter of reformist policies. N COUNT A reformist is someone with reformist views …   English dictionary

  • reformist — re|form|ist [rıˈfo:mıst US o:r ] adj wanting to change systems or situations, especially in politics ▪ the reformist wing of the party >reformist n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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