Melioration meaning

mēl'yə-rā'shən, mē'lē-ə-
The linguistic process by which a word over a period of time grows more elevated in meaning or more positive in connotation.
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A meliorating or being meliorated; improvement.
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The process by which the meaning or connotation of a word becomes more positive.
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(linguistics) The process in which a term gains a more positive connotation over time.
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Origin of melioration

  • From Latin meliōrātiō.
    From Wiktionary