Definition of melioristic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmelēəˈristik/



See meliorism

‘His melioristic fervor endeared him to moralists of genteel persuasion.’
  • ‘And while she plainly admires the effort of idealistic men and women trying to help others, she also knows that, in the end, imperial conquest is anything but melioristic in its course.’
  • ‘Without any conscious program at all the beginning of plant domestication started a melioristic process.’
  • ‘There, James claims sympathies with each of the opposed temperaments, opting for a decidedly melioristic middle position.’
  • ‘If we can, at least for the moment, accept the premise that melioristic beliefs are legitimate, we can explore some potential ways to use our newfound faith in human abilities.’