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revanchist

[ruh-van-chist, -vahn-shist] /rəˈvæn tʃɪst, -ˈvɑ̃ ʃɪst/
noun
1.
an advocate or supporter of a political policy of revanche, especially in order to seek vengeance for a previous military defeat.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to a political policy of revanche.
3.
of or pertaining to revanchists or revanchism.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < French revanchiste; see revanche, -ist
Related forms
revanchism, noun
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Examples for revanchism
  • But each new fiscal armistice seems to sow the seeds of further conflict, by stirring revanchism within the ranks.
British Dictionary definitions for revanchism

revanchism

/rɪˈvæntʃɪzəm/
noun
1.
a foreign policy aimed at revenge or the regaining of lost territories
2.
desire or support for such a policy
Derived Forms
revanchist, noun, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from French revancherevenge
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Word Origin and History for revanchism

revanchist

n.

"a German seeking to avenge Germany's defeat in World War I and recover lost territory," 1926 (on model of French revanchiste, used in reference to those seeking to reverse the results of the defeat of France by Prussia in 1871), from revanche "revenge, requital," especially in reference to a national policy seeking return of lost territory, from French revanche "revenge," from Middle French revenche, back-formation from revenchier (see revenge (v.)). Related: Revanchism (1954).

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