Meaning of ameliorism in English:

ameliorism

Pronunciation /əˈmiːlɪərɪz(ə)m/

noun

  • The doctrine or belief that the world, or society, may be improved and suffering alleviated through rightly directed human effort.

    Meliorism is the more common term.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Oak Leaves (Oak Park, Illinois). Apparently from amelior- + -ism.