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revisionist

[ri-vizh-uh-nist] /rɪˈvɪʒ ə nɪst/
noun
1.
an advocate of revision, especially of some political or religious doctrine.
2.
a reviser.
3.
any advocate of doctrines, theories, or practices that depart from established authority or doctrine.
adjective
4.
of or pertaining to revisionists or revisionism.
5.
attempting to reevaluate and restate the past based on newly acquired standards.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; revision + -ist
Related forms
antirevisionist, noun, adjective
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  • People are brought up believing nonsense and perhaps being fed revisionist history.
  • While this is a revisionist claim, it required no elaborate digging on my part to make it.

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