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Definition of reformation:

  1. Specifically ( Eccl. Hist.), the important religious movement commenced by Luther early in the sixteenth century, which resulted in the formation of the various Protestant churches.
  2. The act of reforming, or the state of being reformed; change from worse to better; correction or amendment of life, manners, or of anything vicious or corrupt; as, the reformation of manners; reformation of the age; reformation of abuses.

Synonyms:

improvement, upswing, Puritanism, makeover, step change, Calvinism, rehabilitation, Protestant Movement, Counter-Reformation, renewal, Protestantism, Anglicanism, development, a change for the better/worse, self-improvement, turnaround, Unitarianism, boost, revolution, leap, Evangelicalism.

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