reformist

[ri-fawr-mist]

noun

a person who advocates or practices reform; reformer.
a member of any reformed denomination.

adjective

Also re·form·is·tic. of or belonging to a movement for reform.

Nearby words

  1. reformed church in america,
  2. reformed spelling,
  3. reformer,
  4. reforming,
  5. reformism,
  6. reformulate,
  7. refract,
  8. refractile,
  9. refracting telescope,
  10. refraction

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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Word Origin and History for reformist

reformist

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper