from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who is of the reformed religion; a Protestant.
- noun One who proposes or favors a political reform.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A reformer.
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- adjective Advocating reform of an institution or body.
- adjective Specifically, advocating
reformand the gradual accumulation of small changes, as opposed to revolutionaryaction.
- noun One who advocates reform (of an institution).
- noun Specifically, one who advocates
reformof society and the gradual accumulation of small changes, as opposed to revolutionaryaction.
- noun dated, 17th C. An advocate of reform in the Church of England; a
- noun dated, 18th century An advocate or supporter of political reform in the United Kingdom. (Common from
ca1790 to 1830.)
- noun A member of a
reformed religious denomination.
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- adjective favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
- noun a disputant who advocates reform
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It was difficult to use the word reformist to describe Mousavi, because Iran’s political landscape had turned upside down during his absence, and little was known about what ideas and resolve may have incubated in the meantime.
Criticizing them for being too reformist is just totally missing the point.
The second version -- call it reformist -- is more painful, because it's based on the recognition that, though Bush's fatal incompetence and Rove's shortsighted tactics hastened the conservative movement's demise, they didn't cause it.
Abdullah is known as a reformist in the ultra-conservative nation, but change has been slow-moving.
You weren’t born a reformist. are you talking about extremist toddlers or something then? as for myself, I have been a reformist from the age I was politically aware, holding by and large the same ideals since then
The subsequent shuttering of dozens of so-called reformist newspapers had the unintended effect of triggering the explosion of the Iranian blogosphere.
But Ahmadinejad's supporters eagerly depicted the "old imperialist" as a prime mover behind what they, in a neat inversion of reality, called the reformist "coup d'Ã©tat."
Both Mr. Karroubi and candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, two so-called reformist candidates running against the hard-line conservative Mr. Ahmadinejad, are trying to woo young, middle-class voters, who have grown disenchanted with politics in recent voting.
Former President Mohammad Khatami, a so-called reformist who led Iran for two terms before Mr. Ahmadinejad's 2005 victory, called over the weekend for a referendum on the president's re-election.
In 1997, Mohammad Khatami, a so-called reformist ran for presidency with a message of "liberalization" and "reform" and unleashed our passion for democracy.