Wednesday Winner: Meliorism


Today’s Your Word Wednesday was selected by two of our users: E.G. from Hackensack, NJ and Maggie K. from North Attleboro. E.G. selected this word because “it has such a positive message”

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  1. Slenderella Newman -  June 1, 2014 - 8:14 pm

    You misspelled the word in the headline as “Melorism” —
    Next Wednesday’s word should be “irony!”
    Irony: a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.

  2. Om prakash -  May 31, 2014 - 9:55 pm


  3. Denise S -  May 31, 2014 - 5:00 am

    Kinda embarrassing, is the word spelled wrong or are there 2 different spellings of the word?

  4. Vikas gupta -  May 30, 2014 - 7:15 am

    A page daily hindi english dictionary

  5. tame wolfer and trunch peer -  May 29, 2014 - 6:12 pm

    what is the opposite of this word i wonder?

    • Seraph -  June 14, 2014 - 11:40 pm

      The opposite being made worse by human effort? Or made better by being untouched by human effort?

      • Jonny -  June 19, 2014 - 7:44 pm

        I’d say pejorism if it’s the first case, pelorism if it’s the second.

        On the other hand, if it’s to mean the world may NOT be made better (or worse) by human effort, then “ironically” it could in fact be, as originally titled, melorism.


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