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revisionism

[ ri-vizh-uh-niz-uhm ]

noun

  1. advocacy or approval of revision.
  2. any departure from Marxist doctrine, theory, or practice, especially the tendency to favor reform above revolutionary change.
  3. a departure from any authoritative or generally accepted doctrine, theory, practice, etc.


revisionism

/ rɪˈvɪʒəˌnɪzəm /

noun

  1. sometimes capital
    1. a moderate, nonrevolutionary version of Marxism developed in Germany around 1900
    2. (in Marxist-Leninist ideology) any dangerous departure from the true interpretation of Marx's teachings
  2. the advocacy of revision of some political theory, religious doctrine, historical or critical interpretation, etc
  3. usually capital an ultra-nationalist form of Zionism that arose in Palestine in the 1940s


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Derived Forms

  • reˈvisionist, nounadjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of revisionism1

First recorded in 1900–05; revision + -ism
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Example Sentences

Others, like Pam & Tommy, bungle their attempts at socially conscious revisionism so badly that after six or eight episodes, they abruptly end without arriving at a meaningful conclusion.

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Some of them try to twist Watergate and write a story of bogus revisionism.

Certainly, we have had an upward revisionism of Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan.

How far the Kremlin intends to go with its rock and roll revisionism no one seems able to predict.

I don't go in for this O'Connor revisionism, just because she's not as out there as some of her successors.

And what would an enterprise featuring Ron Paul be without a little Civil War revisionism?

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