Definition of Girondist in English:

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Pronunciation: /jəˈrändəst/
(also Girondin /-din/)


A member of the French moderate republican party in power 1791–93 during the French Revolution, so called because the party leaders were the deputies from the department of the Gironde.
Example sentences
  • What made a Girondin was revolutionary intransigence: an attitude of mind that was not prepared to compromise the principles of 1789, whatever happened.
  • In turn, the Girondists ' supporters rebelled against the Convention.
  • The point is that both the moderation of the constitutional Girondists and the anti-constitutional Jacobins had depended on being able to stir and steer popular power.


From archaic French Girondiste (now Girondin).

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Syllabification: Gi·ron·dist

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