revisionist

[ ri-vizh-uh-nist ]
/ rɪˈvɪʒ ə nɪst /

noun

an advocate of revision, especially of some political or religious doctrine.
a reviser.
any advocate of doctrines, theories, or practices that depart from established authority or doctrine.

adjective

of or relating to revisionists or revisionism.
attempting to reevaluate and restate the past based on newly acquired standards.

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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

Origin of revisionist

First recorded in 1860–65; revision + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM revisionist

an·ti·re·vi·sion·ist, noun, adjective
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