revanchist

[ ruh-van-chist, -vahn-shist ]
/ rəˈvæn tʃɪst, -ˈvɑ̃ ʃɪst /

noun

an advocate or supporter of a political policy of revanche, especially in order to seek vengeance for a previous military defeat.

adjective

of or relating to a political policy of revanche.
of or relating to revanchists or revanchism.

Origin of revanchist

1925–30; < French revanchiste; see revanche, -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM revanchist

re·vanch·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for revanchism

revanchism
/ (rɪˈvæntʃɪzəm) /

noun

a foreign policy aimed at revenge or the regaining of lost territories
desire or support for such a policy

Derived forms of revanchism

revanchist, noun, adjective

Word Origin for revanchism

C20: from French revanche revenge
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