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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
"one seeking to avenge Germany's defeat in World War I and recover lost territory," 1926 (on model of Fr. revanchiste), from revanche "revenge, requital" (1858), esp. in ref. to a national policy seeking return of lost territory, from Fr., lit. "revenge," from M.Fr. revenche, back-formation from revenchier (see revenge).
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