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- n. The condition of being improvable
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being improvable; improvableness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being improvable; susceptibility of improvement, or of being made better, or of being used to advantage.
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We believe in education, human improvability, and that arguments derived from our shared, observable reality should shape public policy.
Dovoľte mi, aby som doznat up-front, že zdieľam novšie, zbohatlík viera v univerzitách, demokratickej zodpovednosti, vedu a ľudské improvability - ten, ktorý spochybňuje osudové pokračovania "večný" hlúposti.
These were people who believed in the primacy of education, human improvability, and egalitarianism.
Humanists believe in human improvability, bettering the state of our neighbors and ourselves.
Indeed, Liberal faith in the improvability of men contributed to a restrictive famine policy intended to teach the Irish to adopt middle-class standards of thrift and morality.
Were the Irish ever improved to the extent of being admitted as full moral and physical equals of the English, their desire for independence could no longer be denied; but to justify their subservience on the basis of inherent racial inferiority would have been to reject the dogma of the improvability of all men.
The most essential and charac - teristic feature of the human being, Fiske said, is his improvability.
Even more consequential in raising doubt about the improvability of human nature through the melioristic change of the environment was Francis Galton who maintained, on the basis of genealogical data and a pioneer study of identical twins, that nature, not nur - ture, is the dominant force.
The thought of the soul's improvability is well adapted to quicken torpid virtue and to revive drooping aspirations.
Yet there is no more doubt of the improvability of the average mind, however inaccurate at the start, than of the power of the will to correct other bad habits into which people unconsciously fall.