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Definition of the noun meliorist

What does meliorist mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: meliorists

  1. a disputant who advocates reform

Alternative definition of the noun meliorist


  1. A proponent of meliorism

Definition of the adjective meliorist

What does meliorist mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. Of or relating to meliorism.
  2. Supporting the principles of meliorism.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Meliorist

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Google previewUnderstanding Philanthropy (2008)

Its Meaning and Mission by Robert L. Payton, Michael P. Moody

But, while hopeful, the meliorist is a realist. The meliorist knows that things often go wrong in the world. As the residents of Los Angeles know, earthquakes happen and riots happen; the melioristic response to such misfortune is to lessen the ...

Google previewRenascent Christianity (1898)

A Forecast of the Twentieth Century in the Light of Higher Criticism of the Bible, Study of Comparative Religion and of the Universal Prayer for Religious Unity by Martin Kellogg Schermerhorn

The meliorist is an ameliorator.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Protestantism (2004)

4-volume set by Hans J. Hillerbrand

Criticalof the meliorist attitude ...

Google previewAncestry's Concise Genealogical Dictionary (1989)

by Maurine Harris, Glen Harris

Oxford English Dictionary meliorist: the belief that the world is moving naturally to a better state and that man can help in a positive way. membranous croup: diphtheria. menage: the members of a domestic establishment or household. an ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

progressive, liberal, meliorist, reformer, radical. diet n. nourishment, sustenance, meals, food and drink, nutrition, nutriments, fare, provisions, nurture, victuals, foodstuffs, edibles, eats, grub (Slang). differ v. 1 vary, contrast, stand apart.

Google previewHal Leonard Pocket Rhyming Dictionary (2003)

by Jana Ranson

aorist, amorist, aphorist, folklorist, meliorist, theorist. -oo-ist (2) cueist. (3) altruist, canoeist, euphuist. -uhr-iSt (3) armorist, colorist, diarist, Eucharist, humorist, motorist, terrorist, zitherist. (4) apiarist, militarist, plagiarist, secularist. - uur-ist (2) ...

Google previewDictionary of Concepts in Cultural Anthropology (1991)

by Robert H. Winthrop

Applied anthropology has involved a strongly meliorist stance: In the name of social improvement, foreign or domestic, ...

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The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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