perfectible [per-fek-tuh-buh l] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- capable of becoming or of being made perfect; improvable.
Origin of perfectible 1625–35; French Medieval Latin perfectibilis. See perfect, -ible Related formsper·fect·i·bil·ist, nounper·fect·i·bil·i·ty, nounnon·per·fect·i·bil·i·ty, nounnon·per·fect·i·ble, adjectiveself-per·fect·i·bil·i·ty, nounun·per·fect·i·ble, adjective Examples from the Web for perfectibility Historical Examples of perfectibility
His intellect had assimilated all the steps in the argument for perfectibility.
H. N. Brailsford
But still he could not share his friends’ belief in the perfectibility of mankind.
Their central theme is the Pre-existence and Perfectibility of the soul.
Do not let us confound the ideas of progress and perfectibility.
If then humanity is indefinitely variable, perfectibility is possible.
J. B. Bury
British Dictionary definitions for perfectibility perfectible adjective
- capable of becoming or being made perfect
Derived Formsperfectibility, noun