HyperDic: meliorist

English > 1 sense of the word meliorist:
NOUNperson meliorist, reformer, reformist, crusader, social reformera disputant who advocates reform
English > meliorist: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA disputant who advocates reform.
Synonymsreformer, reformist, crusader, social reformer
InstancesComstock, Anthony ComstockUnited States reformer who led moral crusades against art and literature that he considered obscene (1844-1915)
Dix, Dorothea Dix, Dorothea Lynde DixUnited States social reformer who pioneered in the reform of prisons and in the treatment of the mentally ill
Huss, John Huss, Hus, Jan HusCzechoslovakian religious reformer who anticipated the Reformation
Owen, Robert OwenWelsh industrialist and social reformer who founded cooperative communities (1771-1858)
Savonarola, Girolamo SavonarolaItalian religious and political reformer
Townsend, Francis Everett TownsendUnited States social reformer who proposed an old-age pension sponsored by the federal government
Wilkes, John WilkesEnglish reformer who published attacks on George III and supported the rights of the American colonists (1727-1797)
NarrowerChartistA 19th century English reformer who advocated better social and economic conditions for working people
UtopianAn idealistic (but usually impractical) social reformer
abolitionist, emancipationistA reformer who favors / favors abolishing slavery
birth-control campaigner, birth-control reformerA social reformer who advocates birth control and family planning
civil rights leader, civil rights worker, civil rights activistA leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups
demonstrator, protestersomeone who participates in a public display of group feeling
dry, prohibitionistA reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
environmentalist, conservationistsomeone who works to protect the environment from destruction or pollution
feminist, women's rightist, women's liberationist, libberA supporter of feminism
hippie, hippy, hipster, flower childsomeone who rejects the established culture
insurgent, insurrectionist, freedom fighter, rebelA person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
militant, activistA militant reformer
non-resistant, passive resisterA reformer who believes in passive resistance
preservationistsomeone who advocates the preservation of historical sites or endangered species or natural areas
Broaderdisputant, controversialist, eristicA person who disputes
Spanishcruzado, reformador, reformador social, reformista
Catalanreformador, reformador social, reformista
Nounsmeliorismthe belief that the world can be made better by human effort

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