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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Tending to improve.

Usage examples (11)
  • But basically, modern and uniform codes were mealymouthed or at best meliorative.
  • Calling them special interests sounds pejorative, and independent group sounds meliorative.
  • Israel's critics are often the same people who spent years denouncing George W. Bush's antagonistic attitude and are thrilled with Barack Obama's meliorative rhetoric.
  • To our mind, the best way to answer that question is to ponder this one: What evidence is there that Obama has had a meliorative effect on Jeremiah Wright or other... for more
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