(comparative more meliorist, superlative most meliorist)
- Of or relating to meliorism.
- Supporting the principles of meliorism.
From Latin melior (“better”) and English -ist. Reportedly coined by British author George Eliot in her letters, published in 1877.
Variant of meliorism
- the belief that the world naturally tends to get better and, esp., that this tendency can be furthered by human effort
- the betterment of society by improving people's health, living conditions, etc.
Origin of meliorismClassical Latin melior, better (see meliorate) + -ism