meliorist

noun
a disputant who advocates reform
Syn: ↑reformer, ↑reformist, ↑crusader, ↑social reformer
Derivationally related forms: ↑meliorism, ↑crusade (for: ↑crusader), ↑reformist (for: ↑reformist), ↑reformism (for: ↑reformist), ↑reform (for: ↑reformist), ↑reform (for: ↑reformer)
Hypernyms: ↑disputant, ↑controversialist, ↑eristic
Hyponyms:
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  • meliorist — adjective or noun see meliorism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • meliorist — 1. noun A proponent of meliorism 2. adjective a) Of or relating to meliorism. b) Supporting the principles of meliorism …   Wiktionary

  • meliorist — me·lio·rist …   English syllables

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