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reformed is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of reformed in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… out of date and not to be reformed so we …”

meanings of reformed


  1. Corrected; amended; restored to purity or excellence; said, specifically, of the whole body of Protestant churches originating in the Reformation, or, in a more restricted sense, of those who separated from Martin Luther on the doctrine of consubstantiation, etc., and carried the Reformation, as they claimed, to a higher point.
  2. Of the whole body of Protestant churches originating in the Reformation.
  3. Of a restorational sect of Catholicism which does not commune with the Vatican, and incorporates evangelical Protestant ideologies.
  4. Amended in character and life.
  5. Retained in service on half or full pay after the disbandment of the company or troop.
  6. Of the Protestant movement typically associated with John Calvin, as separated from the Lutheran Church to pursue more extensive reformation.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of reform.

reformed frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word reformed occurs in english on average 3.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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