revisionist

[ri-vizh-uh-nist]
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noun
  1. an advocate of revision, especially of some political or religious doctrine.
  2. a reviser.
  3. any advocate of doctrines, theories, or practices that depart from established authority or doctrine.
adjective
  1. of or relating to revisionists or revisionism.
  2. attempting to reevaluate and restate the past based on newly acquired standards.

Origin of revisionist

First recorded in 1860–65; revision + -ist
Related formsan·ti·re·vi·sion·ist, noun, adjective
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