deviationist deviationist

Definition(s):

  • (n) an ideological defector from the party line (especially from orthodox communism)

Usage(s):

  1. Ever since the Communists kicked him out of the party as a deviationist, Earl Browder has worn the wistful air of a man denied even the chance to do penance for his sins.
  2. In short, Tito, deviationist, thought he knew better than the Kremlin.
  3. Any deviationist is as popular as a Trotskyite in Moscow.

Quotes

  • "All this shows that gambling can make people carry out deviationist practices," said Datuk Badruddin Amiruldin (BN - Jerai) who queried whether Malaysia, as an Islamic country, should continue to enourage gambling.
    on Oct 18, 2005 By: Badruddin Amiruldin Source: Malaysia Star

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