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n.1.A perfectionist.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In the satirical world of his near contemporary, the novelist Thomas Love Peacock, John Austin would have been a Perfectibilian, believing in a beneficient and flawless world with his own and humankind's weaknesses ironed out.
have been something nearly to approaching perfectibilians." Far from being visionary, such men understood that "an extremely high degree of moral and intellectual excellence may be made to prevail among mankind at large." (47)