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1. improvement

noun. ['ˌɪmˈpruːvmənt'] the act of improving something.

Synonyms

  • stabilisation
  • cleansing
  • fix
  • airing
  • melioration
  • amelioration
  • stabilization
  • self-improvement
  • enrichment
  • development
  • humanization
  • fixing
  • mend
  • reparation
  • betterment
  • mending
  • correction
  • clearing
  • change of state
  • redevelopment
  • tenderisation
  • tenderization
  • cleaning
  • reform
  • upgrade
  • upturn
  • optimisation
  • cleanup
  • rectification
  • self-reformation
  • enhancement
  • overhaul
  • optimization
  • ventilation
  • humanisation
  • perfection
  • sweetening
  • modernisation
  • fixture
  • clarification
  • repair
  • modernization

Antonyms

  • destabilisation
  • adulterating
  • septic
  • unwire

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Words that Rhyme with Improvement

  • movement

Example sentences of the word improvement


1. Noun, singular or mass
Visit your local hardware or home improvement store and pick out a sheet of 1/4-inch plywood.

Quotes containing the word improvement


1. For many people, myself included, the end of the world is happening all the time! It is a form of criticality that paradoxically gives us hope for change and improvement.
- Douglas Coupland

2. Post-operatively the transplanted kidney functioned immediately with a dramatic improvement in the patient's renal and cardiopulmonary status. This spectacular success was a clear demonstration that organ transplantation could be life-saving.
- Joseph Murray

3. You cannot allow your desire to be a winner to be diminished by achieving success before and I believe there is room for improvement in every sportsman.
- Lionel Messi

2. self-improvement

noun. ['ˈsɛlfɪmˈpruːvmənt'] the act of improving yourself.

Synonyms

  • reform
  • self-suggestion
  • autosuggestion
  • auto-suggestion
  • self-reformation

Antonyms

  • worsen

Etymology

  • improvement (English)
  • self- (English)

3. improvement

noun. ['ˌɪmˈpruːvmənt'] a change for the better; progress in development.

Synonyms

  • fitting
  • transformation
  • revitalisation
  • preservation
  • accommodation
  • betterment
  • revivification
  • conservation
  • revival
  • shift
  • elaboration
  • transmutation
  • revitalization
  • refinement
  • resurgence
  • adjustment
  • advance

Antonyms

  • unpin
  • unfasten
  • untie
  • unstaple

4. improvement

noun. ['ˌɪmˈpruːvmənt'] a condition superior to an earlier condition.

Synonyms

  • reformation
  • condition
  • melioration
  • betterment
  • refurbishment
  • restoration
  • status
  • development

Antonyms

  • unbar
  • unzip
  • unchain
  • dislodge
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