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split +‎ -ist, as a translation of the Chinese terms 分裂 (fēnliè) and 分裂主义分子.


splittist (not comparable)

  1. (derogatory, Marxism, China) Favoring a split or separation from the Party or the nation.
    • 1978, John King Fairbank, The Cambridge History of China[1], →ISBN, page 362:
      The Politburo had already met on 1 April to agree that the Nanking incident had been splittist and supportive of Teng Hsiao-p'ing.


splittist (plural splittists)

  1. (China, Korea, derogatory) A separatist.
    • 1974, Kim Il Sung, Answers to the Questions Raised by Secretary-general of Peru-Korea Institute of Culture and Friendship[2], page 7:
      Our Party and the Government of the Republic have till now done all they can to check and frustrate the colonial enslavement policy of US imperialism towards Korea and the nation-splitting manoeuvres of the domestic and foreign splittists and achieve the independent, peaceful reunification of the country.
    • 2001, John Derbyshire, Fire From the Sun[3], →ISBN, page 21:
      "Trouble. I'll tell you frankly, little Han, we have a lot of splittists here. You know what I mean by a splittist?" ¶ "Of course. People who want to split the Motherland."


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