- Also re·form·is·tic. of or belonging to a movement for reform.
Origin of reformist
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There can be no doubt that Socialist "reformism" has become very widespread.
On the other hand, political action was a blind-alley leading to reformism and quietism.The Mutiny of the Elsinore
It is now in Belgium and Italy only that "reformism" is dominant and still threatens to fuse the Socialists with other parties.
While "reformism" only became a practical issue in the American Party in 1910, it had its beginnings much earlier.
Mr. Berger's maiden speech also summed up excellently the general policy of Socialist "reformism."
- a doctrine or movement advocating reform, esp political or religious reform, rather than abolition
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Word Origin and History for reformism
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