Perfectibilist Per`fec*tib"i*list, n. A perfectionist. See also {Illuminati}, 2. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • perfectibilist — noun A believer in perfectibility. Syn: utopianist …   Wiktionary

  • perfectibilist — per·fect·ibi·list …   English syllables

  • perfectibilist — pərˈfektəbələ̇st noun ( s) Etymology: perfectibility + ist 1. : a believer in perfectibility : perfectionist 2. perfectibilists plural, usually capitalized …   Useful english dictionary

  • Perfectibilist — noun see alumbrado * * * perfectˈibilist noun • • • Main Entry: ↑perfect …   Useful english dictionary

  • perfectible — perfectibilist, n. perfectibility, n. /peuhr fek teuh beuhl/, adj. capable of becoming or of being made perfect; improvable. [1625 35; < F < ML perfectibilis. See PERFECT, IBLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Comte and positivism — Robert Brown COMTE’S AIMS The chief aim of all of Auguste Comte’s publications, and the constant mission of his entire working life, was the improvement of human character through the perfecting of human society. He was convinced that the… …   History of philosophy

  • Pollyanna — Synonyms and related words: Leibnizian optimist, aspirant, aspirer, chiliast, daydreamer, hopeful, hoper, irrepressible optimist, millenarian, millennialist, millennian, optimist, perfectibilist, perfectibilitarian, perfectionist, philosophical… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • aspirant — Synonyms and related words: Leibnizian optimist, Pollyanna, addict, also ran, applicant, aspirer, baby kisser, bidder, candidate, chiliast, claimant, collector, coveter, dark horse, defeated candidate, desirer, devotee, dud, fancier, favorite son …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hopeful — Synonyms and related words: Leibnizian optimist, Pollyanna, addict, adolescent, advantageous, agape, agog, all agog, also ran, anticipant, anticipating, anticipative, anticipatory, applicant, apt, aspirant, aspirer, aspiring, assured, auspicious …   Moby Thesaurus

  • millenarian — Synonyms and related words: Leibnizian, Leibnizian optimist, Pollyanna, aspirant, aspirer, bright, cheerful, chiliast, chiliastic, couleur de rose, hopeful, hoper, irrepressible optimist, millennialist, millennialistic, millennian, optimist,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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