Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Mikhail Gorbachev (born 1931), the last head of state of the USSR, who introduced liberalizing reforms.

Etymologies

Gorbachev +‎ -ian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Under those circumstances, there is little chance that the Gorbachevian movement for reform and openness will affect the North Korean attitude in the near future.

    Roh: 'North Korea Will Start To Open Up'

  • A lackluster apparatchik unknown outside Communist Party circles, Gennady Yanayev squeaked by on a second vote (and plenty of Gorbachevian arm-twisting) to become the first Soviet vice president.

    Heading For A Crackup?

  • But they do have plans for a post-Kim Korea that would be a sort of Tibetan like buffer state of Gorbachevian communism that would gradually have more and more links with South Korea.

    CNN Transcript Oct 9, 2006

  • The entire time I was crawling and fighting for my balance, unbeknownst to me, the metal frame of my headlamp was conducting the heat off my forehead into the bitter windchill, leaving a Gorbachevian crimson frostbite mark centered between my temples.

    Between a Rock and a Hard Place

  • Do you see him as a transitional figure of sort of the Gorbachevian mold or is it something less than that or is it something more than that?

    Press Briefing By Mccurry And Berger And Sperling

  • Inside me, depression and alarm are growing, the sense of crisis of the Gorbachevian idea.

    Making the History of 1989

  • More important than any of these points is Mr. Skvorecký's challenge to my view that there can be no return to the conditions of the pre-Gorbachevian era.

    'The Gorbachev Prospect': An Exchange

  • And yet, without a Gorbachevian bone in its body, the Obama administration has still been hamstrung.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • It would be a Gorbachevian signal that the revolution is entering a dramatically new phase -- one Iran's leaders cannot be certain of surviving in power.

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  • Yes, the Islamic Republic has not arrived at a Gorbachevian renunciation of force.

    NYT > Opinion

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