Meaning of ameliorist in English:

ameliorist

Pronunciation /əˈmiːlɪərɪst/

noun

  • An adherent or advocate of the doctrine that the world, or society, may be improved and suffering alleviated through rightly directed human effort.

adjective

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

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Monthly Repository. Apparently from amelior- + -ist.