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Definition of the noun reformist
What does reformist mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: reformists
- a disputant who advocates reform
- lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
- synonyms of reformist: crusader / meliorist / reformer / social reformer
- more generic words: controversialist / disputant / eristic = a person who disputes
- more specific terms:
- emancipationist / abolitionist = a reformer who favors abolishing slavery
- birth-control campaigner / birth-control reformer = a social reformer who advocates birth control and family planning
- Chartist = a 19th century English reformer who advocated better social and economic conditions for working people
- civil rights activist / civil rights leader / civil rights worker = a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups
- demonstrator / protester = someone who participates in a public display of group feeling
- prohibitionist / dry = a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
- environmentalist / conservationist = someone who works to protect the environment from destruction or pollution
- women's liberationist / women's rightist / feminist / libber = a supporter of feminism
- flower child / hipster / hippie / hippy = someone who rejects the established culture
- freedom fighter / insurrectionist / insurgent / rebel = a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority
- activist / militant = a militant reformer
- passive resister / non-resistant = a reformer who believes in passive resistance
- preservationist = someone who advocates the preservation of historical sites or endangered species or natural areas
- Utopian = an idealistic (but usually impractical) social reformer
- Anthony Comstock / Comstock = United States reformer who led moral crusades against art and literature that he considered obscene
- Dorothea Lynde Dix / Dorothea Dix / Dix = United States social reformer who pioneered in the reform of prisons and in the treatment of the mentally ill
- John Huss / Jan Hus / Huss / Hus = Czechoslovakian religious reformer who anticipated the Reformation; he questioned the infallibility of the Catholic Church was excommunicated (1409) for attacking the corruption of the clergy
- Robert Owen / Owen = Welsh industrialist and social reformer who founded cooperative communities
- Girolamo Savonarola / Savonarola = Italian religious and political reformer; a Dominican friar in Florence who preached against sin and corruption and gained a large following
- Francis Everett Townsend / Townsend = United States social reformer who proposed an old-age pension sponsored by the federal government
- John Wilkes / Wilkes = English reformer who published attacks on George III and supported the rights of the American colonists
Alternative definition of the noun 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.
Definition of the adjective reformist
What does reformist mean as an attribute of a noun?
- favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
Alternative definition of the adjective reformist
- Advocating reform of an institution or body.
- Specifically, advocating reform and the gradual accumulation of small changes, as opposed to revolutionary action.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Reformist
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A 12-Volume Set
Reformist. And. Radical. Activism. In all of these examples, what is clear is that activism is not solely reactionary or progressive, exclusionary or inclusionary, conservative or liberal, or peacefulor violent. Bothdisadvantaged andwealthy ...
by Paul A. B. Clarke, Andrew Linzey
The three further types, the thaumaturgical, reformist and Utopian, are less common. The thaumaturgical orientation claims special powers to overcome specific evils and to obtain temporal benefits by random wonder working, effected by ...
by Kenneth A. Reinert, Ramkishen S. Rajan, Amy Joycelyn Glass
The reformist current has also made strong inroads into global and national politics, going far beyond "the usual suspects." The Financial Times, Gordon Brown, Nobel Prize— winning economists such as Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz, Kofi ...
Encyclopedia of Buddhism (2013)
by Damien Keown, Charles S. Prebish
is clearly reformist in character, creatively reinterpreting Buddhist traditions for modern circumstances. The distinctiveness of engaged Buddhism among other reformist movements is manifested in the particular shape of its ...
4-volume set by Hans J. Hillerbrand
Anoften misunderstood movement that cutacross denominational boundaries, Sabbatarianism isbest considered undertwo rubrics,the restorationist andthe reformist. Advocates of theformer typesought areturnto the Old TestamentSabbath,and ...
by Ilya Zemtsov
Reformist Anti-Sovietism (reformis- tsky antisovetizm): Soviet propaganda claims that this has the same goal as bourgeois anti-...
Reformist anti- Sovietism is considered the more dangerous for the Soviet system since it supposedly claims that ...
by Tony Fitzpatrick, Huck-ju Kwon, Nick Manning, James Midgley, Gillian Pascall
The fact that capitalism had not entered into a period of terminal decline or led to the immiseration of the working class, led Bernstein to contend that the SPD should adopt a more realistic non- revolutionary reformist strategy rather than the ...
by Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer
Modern reformist movements, confronted by Westernmodernization, have redefinedthe boundaries ofreligious beliefs...
by Claire Annesley
The Reformist Movement, or Mouvement Réformateur (MR), is the main liberal party in Frenchspeaking Belgium. Formed in 2002, the MR brings together four established parties: the Liberal ReformistParty,the PartyofFreedomand Progress, ...
by John L. Esposito
Kamal Abu al- Majd, and Shaykh Muhammad al-Ghazali and presents an alternative Islamic reformist agenda. Muslims comprise 93.7 percent of the sixty- eight million inhabitants of Egypt; Copts and other Christians are 6 percent.
by Gerhard Böwering, Patricia Crone
Contrary to a rise-and-fall model of history that equated political loss to intellectual decline, the reformist tradition in Islam showcased a remarkable degree of intellectual fermentation during periods of political decline. Various reformist ...
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