Meaning of meliorist in English:


noun & adjective


See meliorism

‘Rejecting the quest for absolute certainty, it takes a meliorist attitude that human action sometimes can improve the world.’
  • ‘However, there is another option, often adopted in the liberal mainstream, which is based on a meliorist view of progress, and in principle always leans in the pacific direction.’
  • ‘One needn't be a global meliorist to contest her charge.’
  • ‘Walter Lipmann, a columnist who wrote in the middle years of the last century, called himself a meliorist.’
  • ‘What Orwell offers by way of contrast to all this is a meliorist localism in politics and economics.’