Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to revisionism
  • n. A proponent of revisionism

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who favors or supports revision, as in the case of a creed or a statute.
  • n. A reviser; specifically, one of the revisers of the English version of the Bible. See revised version of the Bible, under version.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Communist who tries to rewrite Marxism to justify a retreat from the revolutionary position

Etymologies

revision +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Since almost all social democratic parties have long since abandoned any claim to Marxist revolutionary orthodoxy, the label revisionist hardly applies to them any longer; the con - tinuity in regarding revisionism as a form of bourgeois ideology within the socialist camp has been maintained.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • When we use the term revisionist, however, we generally mean something more fundamental: a writer who tries to change the reader's mind in a major way by providing a new general interpretation, one that sharply and thoroughly reexamines the established way of looking at a matter.

    NPR Topics: News

  • But over the years, I just want to be sure that we don't get engaged in what I call revisionist history.

    CNN Transcript Jan 19, 2009

  • Anybody who uses terms like “intelligence failure” is ignoring these facts and engaging in revisionist history.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Low Bar

  • You can call it revisionist history and no one can argue that it gives only one viewpoint.

    A Progressive on the Prairie » R.I.P. Howard Zinn, 1922-2010 » Print

  • They have to face it, and will eventually since their current stand is based in revisionist lies (and anyone, people or country, that bases his/her/its actions on lies is in for a though time when reality checks ...).

    Obama avoids labeling massacres of Armenians 'genocide'

  • I like the logic of this bold experiment in revisionist history from HRC flack Howard Wolfson:

    Also? Sexism - Swampland - TIME.com

  • There were few facts to back up Brown's testimony, so consequently, he engaged in revisionist history.

    Hurricane Katrina

  • Gephardt maintains that Democratic opponents of campaign-finance reform had engaged in revisionist, or at least selective, history.

    Making Sense of McCain-Feingold and Campaign-Finance Reform

  • Very nice, Ari, but I'm pretty sure that it is the Administration that is engaging in revisionist history here, by asserting that what it was after all along was merely a "weapons program" rather than the possession of weapons of mass destruction.

    Balkinization

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