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- adj. Advocating reform of an institution or body.
- adj. Specifically, advocating reform and the gradual accumulation of small changes, as opposed to revolutionary action.
- n. One who advocates reform (of an institution).
- n. Specifically, one who advocates reform of society and the gradual accumulation of small changes, as opposed to revolutionary action.
- n. An advocate of reform in the Church of England; a Reformer.
- n. An advocate or supporter of political reform in the United Kingdom. (Common from ca 1790 to 1830.)
- n. A member of a reformed religious denomination.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A reformer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is of the reformed religion; a Protestant.
- n. One who proposes or favors a political reform.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
- n. a disputant who advocates reform
reform + -ist. Originated around the end of the 16th century. (Wiktionary)