Definition of perfectible in US English:



  • See perfect

    • ‘Just as she believed man to be continuously perfectible, so too could republics become increasingly enlightened until they achieved her ideal of national freedom enhanced by intellectual cosmopolitanism.’
    • ‘The Western Romantics believed that their societies were perfectible and could be salvaged from within.’
    • ‘The old idea that we could study past mistakes so as not to repeat them implied a perfectible society in a state of continual improvement.’
    • ‘We are encouraged to think of relationships as perfectible and, when they prove not to be, disposable.’
    • ‘That said, it is important in a way that many other screeds only wish to be, and, in an easily perfectible world, would serve as a rallying cry for tax reform.’