revisionism

noun re·vi·sion·ism \ ri-ˈvi-zhə-ˌni-zəm \
|Updated on: 5 Jul 2018

Definition of revisionism

1 : a movement in revolutionary Marxian socialism favoring an evolutionary rather than a revolutionary spirit
2 : advocacy of revision (as of a doctrine or policy or in historical analysis)

revisionist

play \ri-ˈvi-zhə-nist\ noun or adjective

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First Known Use of revisionism

1903

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of revisionism for English Language Learners

  • : support of ideas and beliefs that differ from and try to change accepted ideas and beliefs especially in a way that is seen as wrong or dishonest


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