meliorism

[ meel-yuh-riz-uh m, mee-lee-uh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF meliorism
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Be they false or be they true, the meaning of them is this meliorism.

Meliorism treats salvation as neither inevitable nor impossible.

Meliorism,—the desire to better the conditions of life for themselves and for their children—animated them.

As an inevitable result of all the influences that constitute his world he finds himself yearning for meliorism as the crownpiece.

So he becomes the eloquent apostle of meliorism, proclaiming his gospel without abatement.

Meliorism, the theory that there is in nature a tendency to better and better development.

WORD ORIGIN

"belief that the world tends to become better," 1868, from Latin melior (see meliorate) + -ism. Related: Meliorist (1835).

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