- 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.
- of or relating to revisionists or revisionism.
- attempting to reevaluate and restate the past based on newly acquired standards.
Origin of revisionist
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Examples from the Web for revisionist
But, if anything, there is a bright side to this revisionist history.Mandela and My Son
December 6, 2013
Despite its patent fallacy, the impact of the “Christian Nation” revisionist history on American attitudes is substantial.We’re Not a Christian Nation
July 3, 2013
Instead, he condescended with a dishonest and revisionist history of the GOP.Rand Paul at Howard
April 11, 2013
The film director has just co-written a revisionist history of the United States that is ideological drivel.
Their real complaint is that, for the most part, the revisionist narrative has failed to become the dominant narrative.
Khrushchev then became the object of violent attacks in the Albanian press, being castigated as more of a revisionist than Tito.Area Handbook for Albania
Eugene K. Keefe
It was at Dresden, 1903, that the revisionist tempest reached its height in the party teapot.Socialism and Democracy in Europe
Samuel P. Orth
On the other hand, forty-nine councils came to decisions which the revisionist party claim for themselves.