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Amelioration vs. Pejoration

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Ameliorationnoun

The act of making better.

Pejorationnoun

The act or process of becoming worse; worsening or degeneration.

Ameliorationnoun

An improvement.

Pejorationnoun

(linguistics) The process by which a word acquires a more negative meaning over time.

‘euphemism treadmill’;

Ameliorationnoun

(linguistics) The process by which a term gains a more positive connotation over time.

Ameliorationnoun

(philosophy) An ameliorative change of a concept or a repertoire of concepts.

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Ameliorationnoun

The act of ameliorating, or the state of being ameliorated; making or becoming better; improvement; melioration.

Ameliorationnoun

the act of relieving ills and changing for the better

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