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A doctrine or movement of reform.

re·form′ist n.
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(rɪˈfɔr mɪst)

1. a person who advocates or practices reform; reformer.
2. a member of a reformed denomination.
3. of or belonging to a movement for reform.
re•form′ism, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reformist - a disputant who advocates reformreformist - a disputant who advocates reform  
controversialist, disputant, eristic - a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
abolitionist, emancipationist - a reformer who favors abolishing slavery
birth-control campaigner, birth-control reformer - a social reformer who advocates birth control and family planning
Chartist - a 19th century English reformer who advocated better social and economic conditions for working people
civil rights activist, civil rights leader, civil rights worker - a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups
protester, demonstrator - someone who participates in a public display of group feeling
dry, prohibitionist - a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
conservationist, environmentalist - someone who works to protect the environment from destruction or pollution
flower child, hippie, hippy, hipster - someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle
freedom fighter, insurgent, insurrectionist, rebel - a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
activist, militant - a militant reformer
non-resistant, passive resister - a reformer who believes in passive resistance
preservationist - someone who advocates the preservation of historical sites or endangered species or natural areas
Utopian - an idealistic (but usually impractical) social reformer; "a Utopian believes in the ultimate perfectibility of man"
Adj.1.reformist - favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
governing, government activity, government, governance, administration - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
liberal - tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition
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A. ADJreformista
B. Nreformista mf
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nReformist m
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[rɪˈfɔːmɪst] adj & nriformista (m/f)
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