Improvable Im*prov"a*ble, a. [From {Improve}.] 1. Capable of being improved; susceptible of improvement; admitting of being made better; capable of cultivation, or of being advanced in good qualities. [1913 Webster]

Man is accommodated with moral principles, improvable by the exercise of his faculties. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]

I have a fine spread of improvable lands. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. Capable of being used to advantage; profitable; serviceable; advantageous. [1913 Webster]

The essays of weaker heads afford improvable hints to better. --Sir T. Browne. -- {Im*pro"a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Im*prov"a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • improvably — See improvable. * * * …   Universalium

  • improvably — adv. in an improvable manner, in a manner that permits improvement …   English contemporary dictionary

  • improvably — im·prov·a·bly …   English syllables

  • improvably — adverb see improvable * * * improvˈably adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑improve …   Useful english dictionary

  • improve — improvable, adj. improvability, improvableness, n. improvably, adv. improvingly, adv. /im proohv /, v., improved, improving. v.t. 1. to bring into a more desirable or excellent condition: He took vitamins to improve his health. 2. to make (land)… …   Universalium

  • corrigibly — adv. in a correctable manner, improvably …   English contemporary dictionary

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