meliorist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n meliorist a disputant who advocates reform
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n meliorist One who accepts the practical or the theoretical doctrine of meliorism.
    • meliorist Of or pertaining to meliorism or meliorists.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Meliorist one who holds this doctrine
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. meliorāre, -ātum, to make better.

Usage

In literature:

The favourite aim of social meliorists is to secure happiness for all.
"Expositor's Bible: The Book of Job" by Robert Watson
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