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revisionism Line breaks: re¦vi¦sion|ism
Pronunciation: /rɪˈvɪʒ(ə)nɪz(ə)m/

Definition of revisionism in English:


[mass noun] often derogatory
1A policy of revision or modification, especially of Marxism on evolutionary socialist (rather than revolutionary) or pluralist principles: the political controversies over Yugoslav revisionism
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  • It makes one wonder how much of the speech is true and how much is false, based on Stalin's tendency toward revisionism of his revolutionary biography.
  • The lines of cleavage between Pablo's revisionism and orthodox Trotskyism are so deep that no compromise is possible either politically or organizationally.
  • Herein lay the basic difference between Trotskyism and Pabloite revisionism.
1.1The theory or practice of revising one’s attitude to a previously accepted situation or point of view: reconsideration of such figures is not just an attempt at revisionism
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  • Michael Hampe's staging is imaginative but traditional - no revisionism here - and the stage design by Ezio Frigerio is similarly conventional.
  • This is, of course, a traditional-style Nutcracker - no modern revisionism.
  • He now looks back on his past monkey business with a keen sense of revisionism.
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