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synonyms for meliorism

  • advance
  • advancement
  • change
  • development
  • enhancement
  • gain
  • growth
  • increase
  • progress
  • recovery
  • renovation
  • revision
  • rise
  • upgrade
  • amelioration
  • amendment
  • augmentation
  • betterment
  • civilization
  • correction
  • cultivation
  • elevation
  • enrichment
  • furtherance
  • preferment
  • progression
  • promotion
  • rally
  • reclamation
  • rectification
  • reformation
  • regeneration
  • upbeat
  • upswing
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antonyms for meliorism

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  • decline
  • decrease
  • deterioration
  • diminishment
  • failure
  • halt
  • loss
  • retreat
  • retrogression
  • stagnation
  • stop
  • stoppage
  • demotion
  • worsening
  • damage
  • diminishing
  • harm
  • hurt
  • injury
  • weakening
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How to use meliorism in a sentence

As an inevitable result of all the influences that constitute his world he finds himself yearning for meliorism as the crownpiece.
THE VITALIZED SCHOOLFRANCIS B. PEARSON
So he becomes the eloquent apostle of meliorism, proclaiming his gospel without abatement.
THE VITALIZED SCHOOLFRANCIS B. PEARSON
Meliorism,—the desire to better the conditions of life for themselves and for their children—animated them.
THE AMERICAN EMPIRESCOTT NEARING
Meliorism, the theory that there is in nature a tendency to better and better development.
THE NUTTALL ENCYCLOPAEDIAEDITED BY REV. JAMES WOOD
Be they false or be they true, the meaning of them is this meliorism.
PRAGMATISMWILLIAM JAMES
Meliorism treats salvation as neither inevitable nor impossible.
PRAGMATISMWILLIAM JAMES
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