Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to revisionism
  • noun A proponent of revisionism

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

Etymologies

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revision +‎ -ist

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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'

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

    Matthew Yglesias » The Low Bar

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