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  1. a person who advocates or practices reform; reformer.
  2. a member of any reformed denomination.
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  1. Also re·form·is·tic. of or belonging to a movement for reform.
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Origin of reformist

First recorded in 1580–90; reform + -ist
Related formsre·form·ism, nounan·ti·re·form·ist, noun, adjective
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Related Words for reformist

permissive, enlightened, radical, tolerant, flexible, lenient, humanistic, reformist, revolutionary, continuous, modern, dynamic, gradual, forward-looking, catholic, broad, humanitarian, free, general, avant-garde

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Word Origin and History for reformist


1580s, originally religious; from reform + -ist. Political sense is from 1640s. Related: Reformism.

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